Yesterday (Jan. 4, 2008), Dan Tierney of the Charlotte Observer had an article in the paper stating that Duke Energy could drop the water level by 3 more feet, due to them installing a new system at their McQuire nuclear power plant that requires less water to operate. This would permit muncipalaties to draw up to 29 billion additional gallons for domestic use. All of this could come into play if we don't restore the water we lost by the spring rains. But, the outlook for this kind of perciptation is not good! The adverse side of this situation is that, public landings such as Little Creek, which is only about 1 foot from closing right now, would be closed along with several more. It is possible that LKN could become just like Lake Wylie and only have one public landing available. Also, hundreds, if not thousand of boat owners on the lake would be left high and dry, like Santee Cooper, Lake Lanier, Wylie and other lakes. I would have 1.8 to 2 feet of water left at my dock if this came to past, just enough to get me out to the deep water. The danger to weekend boaters could be great if they could get on the lake. Impact on business that sell bait, tackle, boat storage, lodging, food, boat gas, etc. would be felt. The physiological affects on the public as it relates to them fishing and hiring a fishing guide would affect over 20 fishing guides on LKN. The sad part about the article is, that it did not say one thing about the public conserving domestic water use. :angry: My family is conserving water, why can't they?