W. Kerr Scott Reservoir News

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 ...

8/21/2017 10:46:00 PM
Watauga Democrat
On August 28, 2017, 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 ...

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

7/28/2017 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
In separate votes, the governing bodies of Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro on Thursday took action to avoid losing a financing package approved earlier by the state for the proposed W. Kerr Scott Reservoir water intake project and related water lines ...

7/28/2017 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
The N.C. Department of Transportation says North Carolina is among the most unsafe states for cycling, with more than 600 cyclists injured and about 20 dying from collisions with motor vehicles each year. Two recent accidents in Wilkes County reflect the ...

7/21/2017 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
The proposed W. Kerr Scott Reservoir water intake and waterline project is the subject of special called meetings of the Wilkesboro council and North Wilkesboro board on July 27. State officials have told Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro officials that ...

7/18/2017 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
Wilkes County’s water intake saga, particularly the last 12 months or so, could serve as an object lesson in what neighboring municipalities should not do if they want to work together to accomplish something for the greater good. While simultaneously ...

7/13/2017 7:50:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
The Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro governing bodies took action this week that kept them split on how to pay the debt from the proposed W. Kerr Scott Reservoir water intake and waterline project, even though state officials said they need an agreement by ...

7/13/2017 3:50:00 AM
newsbout.com
The Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro governing bodies took action this week that kept them split on how to pay the debt from the proposed W. Kerr Scott Reservoir water intake and waterline project, even though state officials said they need an agreement by ...

7/13/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (July 2017)

7/12/2017 5:00:00 PM
newsbout.com
The Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro governing bodies took action this week that kept them split on how to pay the debt from the proposed W. Kerr Scott Reservoir water intake and waterline project, even though state officials said they need an agreement by ...

7/11/2017 11:32:00 PM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
With an Aug. 1 deadline looming for reaching a consensus on how to proceed with the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir water intake and pipeline project, the Wilkesboro council on Monday night put the ball in North Wilkesboro’s court. The Wilkesboro council ...

7/7/2017 9:44:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
Wilkesboro council members have mixed views on the proposed raw water intake on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and related water lines and will meet Monday to address how the town should proceed with the project, said Mayor Mike Inscore. The agenda for the ...

6/30/2017 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
North Wilkesboro Town Manager Larry South and Wilkesboro Town Manager Ken Noland are working on a document to help the two towns move forward with building a raw water intake on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and related water lines. The document, an amendment to ...

6/29/2017 2:29:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
A proposal being prepared appears to stand a good chance of satisfactorily addressing a key cause of the impasse threatening construction of a water intake on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and related waterlines. North Wilkesboro Town Manager Larry South and ...

6/20/2017 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
A University of North Carolina School of Government faculty member suggested a new method of determining how the debt is shared from a project that would make W. Kerr Scott Reservoir the county’s primary water source. Jeffrey Hughes, director of the ...

6/20/2017 9:00:00 AM
Wilkes Journal Patriot
Concerns of local elected officials with the proposed W. Kerr Scott Reservoir raw water intake and waterline project are summarized in a draft report released last week by University of North Carolina School of Government faculty member Jeff Hughes. Hughes ...

6/12/2017 8:27:00 AM
gameandfishmag.com
Tar Heel state anglers have a couple of choices to make during June — aim for numbers or bigger bass. So what should bass fishermen consider if they don’t want to sit in a queue of trucks and boat trailers at a premier Triangle-area bass factory ...

6/8/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (June 2017)

6/6/2017
EPA
Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

6/3/2017 5:00:00 PM
homesandland.com
Great wooded building lot with gorgeous long range mountain views in a private gated subdivision with paved roads. Within minutes of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir for boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking and camping. Also just a short drive to ...

5/30/2017 5:00:00 PM
www.facebook.com
The following trails and areas remain closed due to elevated lake and river levels. As of 1045, the lake level is at 1033.79 ft msl. 1) Trails @ OVT and Warrior Creek 2) Beaches @ Bandit's Roost, Berry Mtn, Boomer, Ft. Hamby and Warrior Creek 3) Boat Ramps ...

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