Duke Energy announces Normal Conditions
The Keowee-Toxaway Basin is now officially out of any drought designation, as rainfall has improved storage in Duke Energy’s reservoirs and met other conditions outlined in the regional drought response plan. The basin includes the Duke Energy reservoirs at Bad Creek, Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee. Because the Duke Energy reservoirs are upstream of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoirs, the Keowee-Toxaway regional drought response plan is linked to Corps drought levels, which improved to normal conditions on May 9. Recent rain helped Duke Energy’s reservoirs recover to more than 90% of full storage, which meets the threshold for upgrading to normal conditions.