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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 15:46

Habitat enhancement continues on Lake Jocassee

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Now in its third year, the Keowee-Toxaway Habitat Enhancement Program funded by Duke Energy has $1.3 million in available funds, with projects totaling $140,000 funded since the program’s implementation in 2015.

Projects thus far have been aimed at improving habitat for fish and birds on the shores of Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee, as well as in their watersheds. 

The program is the result of the Keowee-Toxaway Relicensing Agreement that Duke entered into during the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project Federal energy Regulatory Commission relicensing process. Funds come from a fee charged to individuals and developers seeking lake use permits, as well as from Duke Energy Contributions. The Foothills Community Foundation administers the funds. 

Applications for funds are available at www.duke-energy.com/community/lakes/services/kthep.

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