Rising water levels over the past few days have more and more Kerr Lake waterfront campsites and public areas disappearing.  Torrential rains have dumped a tremendous amount of water into the
watershed.  The drought, for now, is over.

Click on the link to see the latest photos:  www.facebook.com/KerrLakeParkWatch
If you have camping reservations at Kerr Lake or picnic plans you may want to confirm them as the lake’s water level continues to rise.

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Just a short time until the first “big show” at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area campgrounds; it’s called
Memorial Day. The campers will be ready, but will the parks?

Taken within the last few days, these photos show a Nutbush State Recreation Area with “defined” campsites that are not so easy to define.These sites are supposed to be filled with small gravel and
be open. Kerr Lake Park Watch is visiting a number of parks around the lake and we want …

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Kerr Lake Park Watch recently received the just completed environmental assessment (EA) prepared by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The EA as it is called discusses
the environmental impacts of the Aquatic Vegetation Management Program (AVMP) at the John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir Project (Kerr Reservoir).

The intent of …
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Yesterday morning it was 43 degrees outside and 48 degrees in the only bath house open in Hibernia State Recreation area. With all its heat and
lights burning bright, the closed bath at Area 3 sat empty.

I sat alone in the 48 degree Area 2 bath and by the way, the lights clicked off in just a couple of minutes.

USE YOUR MAINTENANCE FUNDS, state parks people and move the propane heater from …
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The following is a personal account given by Frank Timberlake, Lead Public Affairs for Kerr Lake Park

By a lot of the campers who frequent Hibernia, one of the seven NC Recreation Areas around Kerr Lake, Hibernia is often referred to as the “red-headed step child.”  Personnel shifts at the park
have been on the rise after the departure of a long-time, long-experienced chief ranger. While many of the recreation areas sport new electric and water campsites, …

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Our friends just around the corner from
Occoneechee State Park, MaCallum More Museum and Gardens presents its annual Jazz in the Gardens, May 5, 4-6PM, featuring The Southside Jazz Quintet featuring Dr. Charles Kinzer, Stan Smith; Pat
Lawrence; Gordon Smith and Rick Neller. Wine and Hors d’oeurves will be served.

Tickets are $15 members and $20 non-members. Advance tickets are available at MacCallum More, 434-372-0502 or mmmg@verizon.net …

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IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR YOU!  As we get ready to set priorities for KLPW for this year’s
outdoor season, what are some of the projects, issues, complaints and accomplishments you would like to see addressed by the park officials who run the Virginia State Parks, the North Carolina
State Recreation Areas and the US Army Corps of Engineers Parks around Kerr Lake?

If you don’t want to post publicly, we would very much like to see your response, which …

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URANIUM ISSUE…Sleeping…But Not Dead

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on February 22, 2013


Radio advertising AGAINST and now FOR allowing Uranium mining in Virginia is blaring out all over the state as forces on
both sides refuse to give in on whether Governor Bob McDonnell should sidestep the Virginia legislature and move to allow mining the radioactive material at Coles Hill.

KLPW is watching the issue intensely because of the huge impact such mining could potentially have on the John H Kerr Reservoir and ultimately on lake and park users. Within the last few

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Kerr Lake Park Watch is refraining from rejoicing about a Virginia State Senate panel dumping legislation to lift the ban on Uranium mining at Coles
Hill near Chatham, Virginia. “The problem is that while everyone is celebrating about that Senate panel saying no, politics has shifted the decision and maybe even the power to lift the Uranium
mining ban in Virginia to the Governor,” said Kerr Lake Park Watch Public Affairs Lead, Frank Timberlake.

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on January 21, 2013


Kerr Lake levels have been improving due to upstream rainfall. Today’s
lake level was reported at 302 feet above sea level or two feet above normal pool.

At the end of the week, the US Army Corps of Engineers sent information to Kerr Lake Park Watch about dramatic increases that were discussed and forecast in a
meeting of stakeholders earlier in the week.

“Drought conditions/operations at John H Kerr were dramatically overcome this …

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