Hazards / Debris in the Lake
Debris such as tree limbs, docks, Styrofoam, etc. in the water may pose a hazard to boats, docks, wildlife and people. If you see a potential hazard, secure it to a dock or tree if you can do it safely. If not, note landmarks so you can identify the location.
In any case, call Duke Energy at 1-800-443-5193. Leave a number so someone can reach you if additional information is needed.
You can also notify any of the lake law enforcement units.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Police Department Lake Enforcement Unit
Non emergency number: 704-588-1798
Gaston County (NC) Police Lake Unit
Non emergency number: 704-866-3320
York County (SC) Sheriff’s Office Boat Patrol Unit
Non emergency number: 803-628-3059
In South Carolina you may also call the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, toll free, 24 hour Hot Line at 1-800-922-5431.
Report missing or damaged buoys to the Lake Wylie Marine Commission.
525 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
B: (704) 688-6507