High Falls - Lake Glenville

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High Falls Dam Release | Aug 24th, 2019
The Duke Energy release of water from Lake Glenville, NC on August 24th, 2019. This was my first time seeing the water release on the West Fork Tuckasegee Ri...


Water water everywhere! The water release from the Lake Glenville dam just north of Cashiers, NC is a must-see phenomenon! Most of the year, High Falls is a tall streaming waterfall on Hurricane Creek that flows into a scenic rocky canyon in the Nantahala national forest. When the Tuckasegee River was dammed back in 1941, the water flow from Hurricane Creek over High Falls was significantly reduced. But several times a year, from the spring into late summer, the TVA opens the sluices and releases water from the Lake Glenville dam. The sudden rush of water makes it a kayakers dream and the result is one of the most breathtaking shows of nature you’re bound to see here in our little corner of the mountains.

Here’s the schedule for water release dates for 2020:

Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26

Saturdays – June 6, July 11, July 25, August 8 & August 22

Note that the release occurs between 10am and 4pm. But get there early to claim the best spot for viewing and to witness the initial approach of the flow over the top of the falls. Be sure to wear footwear/water shoes that will give you traction on slippery rocks. Bring a slicker to avoid getting soaked if you plan to view the falls at the bottom and bring something to protect your camera gear and electronics from the soaking spray. dam just north of Cashiers, NC is a must-see phenomenon! Most of the year, High Falls is a tall streaming waterfall on Hurricane Creek that flows into a scenic rocky canyon in the Nantahala national forest. When the Tuckasegee River was dammed back in 1941, the water flow from Hurricane Creek over High Falls was significantly reduced. But several times a year, from the spring into late summer, the TVA opens the sluices and releases water from the Lake Glenville dam. The sudden rush of water makes it a kayakers dream and the result is one of the most breathtaking shows of nature you’re bound to see here in our little corner of the mountains.

Note that the release occurs between 10am and 4pm. But get there early to claim the best spot for viewing and to witness the initial approach of the flow over the top of the falls. Be sure to wear footwear/water shoes that will give you traction on slippery rocks. Bring a slicker to avoid getting soaked if you plan to view the falls at the bottom and bring something to protect your camera gear and electronics from the soaking spray.



High Falls at Lake Glenville, NC
See thunderous High Falls (Cullowhee Falls) at Lake Glenville near Cashiers, NC, on a prescribed recreational flow day. Details at http://www.romanticashevil...


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