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LKN slowly coming down

DOCK UNDER WATER ON BELLE ISLE DRIVE

June 10. Lake levels are slowly declining and the flood gates at Cowans Ford are now closed. Duke Energy says “significant inflows” from the recent rain have Mountain Island Lake over-flowing, but Lake Norman has crested at about 99.8 feet.

JOEL PFYFFER HAD TO SWIM TO HIS DOCK

​The National Weather Service is calling for more showers and thunderstorms after 10​ ​am​, with just a tenth ​to a ​quarter of an inch​ of rain expected. ​​Same thing tonight, with more s​howers and thunderstorms likely, ​with ​rainfall between a tenth and quarter of an inch​.

WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin, whose mother lives in Cornelius, said when levels on Lake Norman are dropped by one inch, Mountain Island Lake rises by a foot.

​Updated lake levels are available any time at​ ​www.duke-energy.com/lakes

The Hickory area has received more than 11 inches of rainfall. Duke says its hydro operations team has aggressively moved water through the river system.

Three people died Saturday night after their car went into a creek in Lincoln County.

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