April Showers feed Lake Jocassee and the surrounding Jocassee Gorges

April Showers feed Lake Jocassee and bring May flowers.

The forecast is rain for Lake Jocassee and the surrounding area of the Jocassee Gorges. Rain is a very good thing. Eclectic Sun is all about the radiant sun of Jocassee. While we love the sun-filled days to bask in the glorious warmth of the sunshine, we need rain. Rain is the resource that feeds our beautiful Lake Jocassee and all the green lush vegetation of the Jocassee Gorges. So not only do we love the sun, we also love rainbows that often follow the rain.

The lake is down, way down but never fear it will fill back up in it’s own time. So enjoy the diverse landscape Lake Jocassee shows us every so often as the underlying shore is exposed. Paddle your kayak, and explore the niches you can’t always see or investigate. A wonderful informative article can be found by following the link.  http://www.scwildlife.com/articles/julyaug2009/jocassee.html  Enjoy the tales of years gone by when the lake had levels similar to what we have now.

Lake Jocassee, as you probably know, is used to produce hydro-electric by Duke Energy. So actually the lake levels vary everyday in the process of pushing and pulling water to create energy with this awesome feat of engineering. Even though Jocassee is nearly 400′ deep in places and there is little risk of it running dry, the rain is still always a welcome sight.

Without rain we all know we are in for trouble. So as the rain falls like gushing cascades from my roof, I thank heaven for the much needed nourishment to the paradise we call Jocassee.  April showers will bring the May flowers to our beloved Jocassee, and that too is a very good thing!