Because of the heavy rains, both around the lake and upstream, the level of Kerr Lake has risen more than seven feet in the last week. The most recent reading (at Noon Monday, 11/5) shows the lake at 303.23. It was at about 296 feet on Monday of last week. Water is being released from Kerr Lake into Lake Gaston.
Water level on Kerr Lake has come up to 298, just two feet below full pool. Striper fishing is good to fair, with most fish being caught in the area from Buoy seven to Clarksville. Trolling Cordell Redfins and bucktail jigs is the preferred method. Shad are schooling up and moving into the back ends of the creeks.
As those who live in the area can attest to, we are getting some much needed rain here at the lake. As of 8 am, the average rainfall lake wide in the last 24 hours was 0.69 inches, and our elevation has come up to 296.39 from the previous 295 earlier this week. These levels are projected to increase.
A state committee has delayed the hearing for Henderson’s inter-basin transfer request for the second time since July. The Environmental Management Committee, which oversees and adopts rules for several divisions of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, initially set the hearing for July but rescheduled it for September.
Tim Richardson and Steve Dudzinski, neighbors who live near Kerr Lake, were trolling for striped bass on the north end of the 50,000-acre impoundment when they landed what Richardson has documented as the third largest blue catfish catch in Virginia.
Brandon Gray of Bullock, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win the Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Super Tournament on Kerr Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 14 ounces. For his victory, Gray earned $5,886.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to renew the permits for the Cove Project, giving the Town of Clarksville three more years to seek funding for the plan, Town Manager Jeff Jones told Council at Tuesday’s meeting. The Cove Project was first developed in 1999 to install a municipal harbor with boat slips and a waterfront park in downtown Clarksville.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has won hearts all over the world for countless holiday seasons, whether read fireside to the children before bed, or watched on the TV screen for Christmas movie night over a bucket of popcorn while waiting for Santa to arrive; no matter where, or when, or how it was told to us, the story has sparked magic in us all.
Parts of the Tri-County saw a boost in tourism dollars last year. Earlier this month, the state released the latest visitor spending figures in a study called “The Economic Impact of Travel on North Carolina Counties.” Vance and Warren counties experienced an increase in visitor spending from 2013, while Granville County had a slight decrease from the previous year.