Many members have asked questions about the very high lake levels that have resulted from the recent heavy rainfall. Our liaisons at Duke have provided the following explanation of how the lake and dam are being managed:
The Many Wonders of Lake Glenville-High Falls Trail and Recreational Water Releases
One of the most spectacular sights around Lake Glenville is the scheduled recreational release of water from the dam. The 2018 season's scheduled recreational releases from Lake Glenville are June 9, July 14, July 28, August 11, and August 25 between the hours of 10 AM to 4 PM.
Update on Current Lake Levels as of 2018-01-11
In response to many members inquiries and concerns about low lake levels this month, we reached out to Duke and received the following information: In December, Duke Energy was required to draw the lake down to 86.0 ft. for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) inspections.
PSA: Do Not Disturb the Gillnets
Have you seen these orange objects floating in the lake this week? If you do, please do not disturb them in any way.
The Walleye Habitat Pinch
Some years back I learned that fishing for walleye on Lake Glenville was most successful in late summer and early autumn, near to and following the time of the FLG Annual Members Meeting, but did not understand why. After some years of sampling with the FLG datasonde, I have developed some insight to this observation that I think will be of interest to members.