The East Locust Creek Reservoir Project prides itself on always trying to think a few steps ahead to prepare for obstacles that can be predicted.  This requires that we stay active and pro-active in several different areas including acquisition of funding, obtaining various permits, designing the reservoir, preparing the lake bed, planning and land acquisition.  The links to the left provide more detail about progress and future challenges in these areas.

The Road Traveled document is our running list of major achievements to date.

Recent Progress

  • On August 17, 2017, the project team closed on the final piece of land acquisition for the lake property. This capped a five year long concerted effort to acquire approximately 4,300 acres of land from 110 individual parcels and 84 individual property owners.

  • At the June 2017 NCMRWC meeting, the team presented this update of the status of cleanup of the lake bed.

  • In June 2017, the first draft of the Source Water Protection Plan – Headwaters of East Locust Creek was finalized.

  • In June 2017, the project was awarded another $5 Million in Federal PL-566 funding for construction.