Sutton Lake ?

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Jollymon, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    As all have probably seen by now Progress Energy is going to be closing the Sutton Steam plant down from what is on the new lately. How do you think that will affect the fishing in the lake ,an do you even think they will keep it open to the public ?
     
  2. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Haven't heard anything about it? What have you heard? I certainly hope that's not the case.
     

  3. mintaka

    mintaka Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that it would definitely affect the fishing during the winter. I've heard that Sutton is a top spot for winter bass fishing. With this shutdown , it may lose that status.
     
  4. catfishwillee

    catfishwillee Member

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    when is it getting shut down?
     
  5. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    Not sure on that, i have also heard they were going to redo it into a gas fired plant
     
  6. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I wouldn't think it would have an effect except with water temperature.
    QuakerNeck is switching over to gas turbine too.
     
  7. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Except for the fact that they have to pump water in from the river to keep the lake level up, it has no natural creeks or anything feeding it. So the lake would probably dry up in the summer and just become a nasty cesspool. Really sucks but on well, they're gonna do what they have to do as a company.
     
  8. shellerflat

    shellerflat New Member

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    I don't imagine that they would completely close the plant down, and if so it would not be for long. they are simply adjusting thier power source. I would not go as far as to say it will become a cesspool wes.
     
  9. catfishwillee

    catfishwillee Member

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    are they still pumping water right now or are they completely done?
     
  10. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    They're still pumping. Both through the plant and in from the river.
     
  11. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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  12. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    Wes thanks for posting that info about Sutton Lake :wink::cool2:
     
  13. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    No problem, I really was happy to find it. Wasn't to thrilled about the prospect of my favorite lake being a thing of the past.
     
  14. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    When i heard this on the news i thought about the lake also the loss of generation capacity from that plant an thought about how it might affect our wallets down the road
     
  15. catfishwillee

    catfishwillee Member

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  16. holliswood

    holliswood Well-Known Member

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  17. shellerflat

    shellerflat New Member

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    thanks for the article wes. the news really made it seem like this change was going to be a lot sooner than 2014 when they first covered it. I'll bet there are going to be some upset tugboat captains at that news.