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AHQ Report - Lake Keowee

June 20

Lake Keowee is at 97.4% of full pool and water clarity remains very high on the main body of the lake.  Water temperatures in the mid-80s are now common throughout most of the lake.  The coolest water is north of Highway 11 to the Jocassee dam where it remains in the 70s.    

June 13

Lake Keowee is at 97.2% of full pool and water clarity remains very high on the main body of the lake.  Water temperatures over most of the lake are now in the low to mid-80s, with the coolest water near the Jocassee dam.  

June 6

Lake Keowee is at 97.7% of full pool and water clarity remains very high on the main body of the lake.  Water temperatures over most of the lake remain in the upper 70s to low 80s. 

May 30

Lake Keowee is at 98.4% of full pool and water clarity remains very high on the main body of the lake.  Water temperatures continue to slowly rise with upper 70s to low 80s found throughout the lake. 

May 24

Lake Keowee is at 98.3% of full pool and water clarity is high on the main lake.  In the past week morning surface water temperatures have risen into the upper 70s to low 80s over much of the lake, although near the Jocassee dam cooler water in the low 70s can still be found. 

May 16

Lake Keowee is at 97.3% of full pool and water clarity is high on the main lake.  Morning surface water temperatures remain in the mid-70s over most of the lake. 

May 10

Lake Keowee is at 98.4% of full pool and water clarity is high on the main lake but major creeks are stained starting halfway back due to heavy rainfall in the last 36 hours. Morning surface water temperatures are now in the mid-70s over most of the lake.   

May 1

Lake Keowee is at 98.4% of full pool and water clarity is very high on the main lake. Morning surface water temperatures are now in the mid-70s over most of the lake.

April 25

Lake Keowee is at 98.8% of full pool and water clarity is very high on the main lake, especially as pollen levels continue to diminish. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid- to upper 60s over most of the lake with low to mid-70s now present mid-lake.   

April 18

Lake Keowee is at 98.5% of full pool and water clarity is high other than pollen on the surface. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-60s over most of the lake with low 70s now present mid-lake.   

April 11

Lake Keowee is at 98.5% of full pool and water clarity is normal. Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-60s over most of the lake. 

April 3

Lake Keowee is at 98.6% of full pool and water clarity is normal. Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-60s over most of the lake. 

March 27

Lake Keowee is at 98.8% of full pool and water clarity is normal. Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-60s. 

March 21

Lake Keowee is at 97.9% of full pool and water clarity is high on the main lake – but the pollen level is also growing. After a brief cold front, morning surface water temperatures are getting back to the low-60s over most of the lake with mid-60s around the power plant again. 

March 15

Lake Keowee is at 97.7% of full pool and water clarity is normalizing. Morning surface water temperatures are now in the low-60s over most of the lake with mid-60s around the power plant. 

March 8

Lake Keowee is at 98.5% of full pool and water clarity remains high on the main lake with stain in the backs of creeks – but heavy rains predicted over the weekend will like muddy the backs of major creeks. Morning surface water temperatures are now in the low-60s over most of the lake. 

February 28

Lake Keowee is at 98.0% of full pool and water clarity remains high on the main lake with some light stain in the backs of major creeks. Morning surface water temperatures are now in the mid- to upper 50s throughout most of the lake, with low 60s found mid-lake. 

February 22

Lake Keowee is at 98.4% of full pool and water clarity remains high on the main lake with some stain in the backs of major creeks. Morning surface water temperatures are now mostly in the mid to upper 50s, with lower 60s found north of the Hot Hole to Crowe Creek. 

February 17

Lake Keowee is at 98.6% of full pool and water clarity remains good on the main lake while there is some stain in the backs of major creeks. Morning surface water temperatures are in the low 60s around the nuclear plant and north for a few miles.  On the south end temperatures are in the high 50s, while on the north end they are in the low 50s.

February 8

Lake Keowee is at 98.0% of full pool and water clarity is good on the main lake while the backs of major creeks are stained. Water temperatures in the mid-50s are common on most of the lake, temperatures in the low-60s can be found just north of the nuclear plant, and the coldest water is at the Jocassee dam.

February 1

Lake Keowee is at 99.1% of full pool and the creeks remain stained. Water temperatures have remained stable the past week with mid-50s common on most of the lake and some water in the low-60s mid-lake. 

January 26

Lake Keowee is at 98.8% of full pool and heavy rains again this week have the backs of major creeks stained to very stained.  The main lake remains relatively clear.  Water temperatures have likely hit the low of the year this past week with low 50s common on most of the lake with the highs right around 60 mid-lake.  More heavy rain is expected in the next day or two. 

January 18

Lake Keowee is at 98.9% of full pool and heavy rains over the past week have resulted in the backs of major creeks being muddy and the main lake has some stain as well.  Water temperatures over most of the lake are now in the low 50s with the exception being near the nuclear facility where they remain around 60 degrees.

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