Alcoa Power Generating Inc. will temporarily drawdown Tuckertown Reservoir approximately 6 feet below full to repair and extend the concrete boat ramp at the Highway 49 Boat Access Area in Stanly County.
Work on the boat ramp is scheduled to begin on October 27 and will take less than one week. As soon as work on the boat ramp is complete, the lake will be refilled as quickly as possible.
Lake levels are expected to return to normal during the week of November 3, although the exact timing may vary due to rainfall and river flow. Current lake levels and project updates are available online at www.alcoa.com/yadkin.
“This temporary drawdown will allow APGI to perform necessary repairs to the Highway 49 boat ramp. While this work is being conducted, we are making additional improvements to enhance the safety and accessibility of the boat access area,” said Karen Baldwin, APGI Natural Resources Manager.
The drawdown will not impact other boat access areas at Tuckertown.