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Posted 10/11/2018

Release no. 18-065

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District water managers continue to monitor downstream river conditions in the Neuse and Cape Fear River Basins following Hurricane Michael.  Based on rainfall from the latest National Weather Service forecast, downstream locations along the Neuse and Cape Fear Rivers are generally expected to reach minor flood stages, well below the major and record flooding that occurred during Hurricane Florence.   

   The heaviest rain from this event is forecast to fall upstream of Falls and Jordan Lakes.  As a result, Wilmington District water managers said there could be similar lake level rises at both lakes that happened following Hurricane Florence, depending on the amount of rainfall.

   Releases from Falls and Jordan Dams were minimum on Tuesday, Oct. 9, to reduce any downstream effects during this storm event.  Next week after downstream conditions improve, releases will be gradually increased to begin bringing lake levels back to normal.