Shoreline erosion threatens water quality by adding sedimentation that damages water quality and threatens aquatic wildlife. No-wake zones for boats in narrow portions of the lake are designed to limit waves that create erosion.
Duke Energy’s Shoreline Management Plan and Shoreline Management Guidelines lay out requirements for shoreline stabilization. Landowners should refer to them before undertaking any shoreline stabilization or other construction activity.
Catawba Wateree Shoreline Management Practices by Duke Energy
Protecting Our Shorelines: Tips for Stewarding Our Water Quality by Duke Energy