Oh what a difference a few feet can make!
Last weekend, I did a paddle on Falls Lake and, as would be expected, the water levels were still very high. Even though we are several weeks out from Florence, the US Army Corps of Engineers didn’t start releasing until last week and the lake is still almost 6 Feet above their preferred level. While here in the Triangle area, I don’t think we generally got as much flooding as we did during Hurricane Mathew, we got a bit more rain and still ended up with very high lake levels.
You can see this when you compare two pictures I took, one from yesterday, 09/30/2018, and another from earlier in the year when the lake was at a more normal level.