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A Note About Floating Recreation Equipment

Now that the days are a little longer and the temperatures are a little warmer, I’m sure you are anxious to get back to enjoying some time out on the lake. In last April’s newsletter, and also in my presentation at the June meeting for the Friends of Lake Glenville, I covered the topic of inflatable recreation equipment; specifically floating trampolines and other large floating water toys.

I discussed how these objects are prohibited by the Shoreline Management Guidelines (SMG) from being placed on any Duke Energy Nantahala Area lake due to the safety concerns they pose.

During routine surveillance of Lake Glenville last July, only a few of these water toys were found within the Project Boundary. The adjoining property owners were notified by letter concerning this activity and asked to take the necessary actions to remain in compliance with the SMG. A follow-up inspection a few weeks later showed that all of the inflatables had been removed from the lake. Let me say “Thank You” to those property owners, and all other property owners, for abiding by this regulation.

Duke Energy Lake Services again asks that all adjoining property owners stay in compliance with the guidelines and not place any floating trampolines or other large floating water toys out on the lake. Doing so will help to promote a safe and enjoyable boating experience for everyone.

As always, if you have questions about this or any other lake activity, please feel free to contact me by phone at 828-369-4513 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

And visit our web site to see a copy of the current SMG, check lake levels, and find other useful information.