Reservoir levels lowered for increased rainfall

October 10, 2018

Spartanburg Water is taking steps to safely lower the water levels on Lake Bowen, Lake Blalock and Reservoir #1 today and through the next several days in preparation for potential problems caused by heavy rainfall from Hurricane Michael.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control advised owners and operators of reservoirs statewide October 9 to take a precautionary step by lowering water reserves to accommodate any additional rainfall.

Oversaturated soil has the potential to increase the runoff to South Carolina's ponds and lakes, according to DHEC.

Spartanburg Water officials will continue to monitor lake levels and weather patterns closely in order to ensure adequate supply of drinking water to its 200,000 customers.