High tide

Not for the first time this year, stormy weather has dumped enough rain into the Kerr Lake watershed to inundate public campgrounds and picnic areas around the reservoir. As of Wednesday, the lake’s surface was at 309.43 feet above sea level, more than 9 feet above what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ordinarily prefers. Members of Kerr Lake Park Watch reported that the Corps was dumping water through 19 of the Kerr Dam’s 22 gates to keep the level under control. The latest peak after Tropical Storm Eta is the lake’s third-highest this year, the other two coming in May and June.

High tide

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