Boating: Hazards or missing buoys

Saturday July 22, 2017

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.


Missing Buoys

Report missing or damaged buoys to the Lake Wylie Marine Commission.
Emily Parker
 9815 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
B: (704) 688-6507