W. Kerr Scott Reservoir News

8/14/2018 9:10:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
Much is being done to make Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro more appealing destinations, but better signage is still needed to draw visitors here and inform and direct them once they arrive. It should ...

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

7/13/2018 9:09:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
It’s mid-July in Wilkes County, which means one thing is a given: it’s hot outside. With daily highs hovering over 90 degrees, many people in Wilkes are staying indoors or, if they venture into the he...

7/10/2018 12:52:00 PM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
Certain areas around W. Kerr Scott Reservoir are temporarily closed for repairs and cleanup due to the storm Friday, said a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Wind toppled dozens of trees ...

7/10/2018 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
The “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend” outdoor drama—a retelling of the nation’s first highly publicized crime of passion—kicks off its 17th season Thursday at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir’s Fort Hamby P...

6/8/2018 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
Representatives of the North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro governing bodies on Tuesday agreed to continue consideration of alternatives to the proposed W. Kerr Scott Reservoir raw water intake project. Meeting as a Kerr Scott intake committee at North ...

6/8/2018 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
After overcoming decades of challenges not unlike those endured for even longer before W. Kerr Scott Dam was built nearly 50 years ago to prevent Yadkin River floods, efforts to establish W. Kerr Scott Reservoir as Wilkes County’s primary water source ...

6/1/2018 9:18:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
The North Wilkesboro commissioners have expressed interest in meeting again with county and Wilkesboro officials to discuss building a raw water intake and pump station on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir. During a work session Wednesday, North Wilkesboro Town ...

5/25/2018 9:09:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
The Wilkesboro Town Council on Tuesday indicated support for convening a meeting of representatives of the Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro and Wilkes County governing bodies to discuss the proposed raw water intake project on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir. The ...

5/21/2018 3:33:00 PM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
After opening for the season later than normal on May 11, swim beaches at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir are closed again due high water. The reservoir peaked at about 14 feet above the normal water level of 1,030 feet above sea level around 9 a.m. Monday after ...

5/18/2018 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
A company authorized to determine cost estimates for building a raw water intake and pump station on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and install related waterlines presented its findings Wednesday. Garner-based Municipal Engineering Services officials estimated ...

5/18/2018 5:49:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
Local officials and others hear an explanation of the watershed reclassification process for the proposed raw water intake on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir. Standing is Carol Woodie of Municipal Engineering.

5/4/2018 6:17:00 PM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District is delaying the opening of public swim beaches at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir’s Berry Mountain, Boomer and Fort Hamby parks and its Bandit’s Roost Campground and Warrior Creek campgrounds. Dive ...

3/30/2018 6:01:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
W. KERR SCOTT RESERVOIR is popular for activities like cycling, boating, camping, fishing, swimming and disc golf as the weather warms up. Day use fees are $2 per walk-in, $5 per vehicle and $20 per commercial vehicle. It’s free for children under 16 and ...

3/27/2018 5:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
North Wilkesboro’s two commissioners on a W. Kerr Scott Reservoir intake committee and the town’s mayor responded to the idea of buying water from Wilkesboro in interviews Friday. Wilkes County Commissioner Eddie Settle last week said Wilkesboro Mayor ...

3/22/2018 2:22:00 PM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
You may have read recently in the Wilkes Journal-Patriot about the retreats the Wilkesboro Town Council and North Wilkesboro commissioners had. They talked about the proposed water pumping station at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and housing. The statements that ...

3/9/2018 8:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
The prognosis for the proposed W. Kerr Scott Reservoir raw water intake project still isn’t good, but Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro elected officials managed to at least keep this very important initiative alive during a meeting Wednesday at North ...

3/4/2018 1:30:00 PM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
The North Wilkesboro commissioners discussed securing Wilkes County government funding for the proposed W. Kerr Scott Reservoir intake project to make it more affordable – with or without Wilkesboro’s participation - in a day-long retreat Saturday ...

2/16/2018 8:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
North Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro and Wilkes County officials have been on a decades-long journey in pursuit of building a raw water intake on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir. Now, it appears that public resources (millions of dollars plus staff time) expended for this ...

2/9/2018 8:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
Wilkesboro won’t pay for any of Municipal Engineering Services’ work on the proposed W. Kerr Scott Reservoir raw water intake after Feb. 5 unless North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County and Municipal sign a contract authorizing the company’s services on ...

1/9/2018 8:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
UPDATE: The Wilkesboro Town Council on Monday night unanimously approved the resolution for dissolving the Kerr Scott intake committee discussed in this article. Steps are being taken toward dissolving a W. Kerr Scott Reservoir raw water intake committee ...

1/2/2018 10:51:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
As another new year begins, the proposed raw water intake on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir promises to again be a big news maker. Attention is on the Wilkesboro Town Council as it works to decide if the ActiFlo pre-treatment process provides a viable alternative ...

12/28/2017 2:47:00 PM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
There is good reason to fear that efforts to make W. Kerr Scott Reservoir the primary public water source in Wilkes County will go down the drain in 2018. We hope Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro and Wilkes County government officials will closely consider the ...

12/27/2017 8:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
Local officials have worked for about 20 years to establish a raw water intake on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir without breaking ground—and 2017 is ending with the initiative’s outcome as uncertain as ever. A series of delays that continued in 2017 began in ...

12/27/2017 4:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
Local officials have worked for about 20 years to establish a raw water intake on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir without breaking ground—and 2017 is ending with the initiative’s outcome as uncertain as ever. A series of delays that continued in 2017 began in ...

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

11/14/2017 4:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
The latest setback in the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir intake saga is the most puzzling yet. Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro officials say they were blindsided in late September when state officials told them a watershed reclassification - estimated to take two ...

11/10/2017 8:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
Alternative ways of addressing Wilkesboro’s need for off-site raw water storage were discussed during a Wilkesboro Town Council meeting Monday. Also discussed were ways of moving forward with building the proposed water intake facility on W. Kerr Scott ...

11/7/2017 8:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
The Wilkesboro Town Council is considering new technology for treating raw water from the Yadkin River as a less costly alternative to building a water intake facility on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir. Wilkesboro officials have been told that adding an ActiFlo ...

11/7/2017 4:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
Wilkesboro will host the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) Board of Directors 2017 fall meeting is this weekend, reflecting the growing prominence of Wilkes County’s mountain bike trails. Representatives of most of SORBA’s 42 chapters and ...

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

10/17/2017 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
The three candidates for two seats on the Wilkesboro Town Council participated in a candidate’s forum Thursday night in the commissioners’ room of the Wilkes County Office Building, with local attorney Michael Cooper asking the questions. Indivisible ...

10/1/2017 9:16:00 PM
Winston-Salem Journal
(Editor’s note: This story originally ran in the Winston-Salem Journal on July 11, 1999.) Back in the old days, hurricanes didn’t have names. There was no Matthew, Irma or Sandy. They were just storms. The nameless hurricane that struck North Carolina ...

9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

9/25/2017 7:36:00 AM
thebluegrasssituation.com
Welcome to "A Minute In ..." -- a BGS feature that turns our favorite artists into hometown reporters. In our latest column, the Kruger Brothers take us on a tour of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, from a courthouse to a courtyard We make our home in ...

9/1/2017 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
Local officials are again considering redesigning the proposed raw water intake on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and moving a waterline to reduce costs, but there also is discussion of instead seeking bids based on current engineering plans. Early this year ...

8/24/2017 7:45:00 AM
Watauga Democrat
On Aug. 28, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The additional revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience in parks. Learn more about ...

8/23/2017 9:10:00 PM
Eastern Arizona Courier
On Aug. 28, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The additional revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience in parks. Learn more about ...

8/23/2017 9:07:00 PM
El Paso Inc.
On Aug. 28, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The additional revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience in parks. Learn more about ...

8/17/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

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