Lake Monticello water level

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by wylie catter, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. wylie catter

    wylie catter Member

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    Let me ask a dumb question that I hope I already know the answer to. Since they pump water out and back in everyday the water shortage aint affecting the lake level, right? Those ramps should stay usable shouldn't they? I'm planning on going down friday. Just thought I'd ask before I went. I've never seen water levels so low everywhere.
     
  2. AgentDuder

    AgentDuder New Member

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    i havent had any more trouble than usual getting my 21'cc in and out. they start drawing the lake down around 1pm but that is standard. the water level is at its highest in the morning.
     

  3. bomber

    bomber New Member

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    The maximum they are allow to draw down the lake is 4 feet. You should have no trouble even at 4 feet down. Then Its pumped up at night when the power load is low usually at night.
     
  4. Big Cat Hunter

    Big Cat Hunter Member

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    The only way the drought is gonna affect Monticello is if the Broad River dries up. The lake level is fine. I was down there Sunday. They are starting their winter time schedule. The lake level is staying higher than during the summer.
     
  5. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    The Pacolet River is whats keeping enough water coming down the Broad River to Monticello. Its very low here in Cherokee County where it crosses the state line into SC. Pacolet River is pretty low to so its just a matter of time before they'll have some trouble.