Reservoir drawdown process begins Saturday

November 30, 2018

For Lake Bowen FAQ’s about watershed maintenance and lake levels, click here.

For Lake Blalock FAQ’s about watershed maintenance and lake levels, click here.

Spartanburg Water is initiating a lake level drawdown project for both Lake Bowen and Lake Blalock beginning Saturday, December 1.

•  This process will require the lower level to remain in place until the end of February, providing our watershed management staff and property owners an opportunity to examine the shoreline and perform other routine maintenance.  

•   Although not required, we recommend that any boats be moved from the water during the drawdown. Our wardens can answer any specific questions regarding boats on the lake.

•    A lot of different variables may cause lake level fluctuations during the drawdown period, the most significant being heavy rainfall. This may result in a longer time to reach our target drawdown level and, if wet weather patterns persist, may actually prevent us from reaching or sustaining these lower levels in Lake Bowen. 

•   The drawdown will slowly lower Lake Bowen’s and Lake Blalock’s standard, or “full pool,” heights by approximately two-and-a-half to three feet.

For more information about the drawdown, call (864) 578-5442.