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Highway 740
P.O. Box 576
Badin, NC 28009
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Badin is located on the Yadkin River in northeastern Stanly County, in the south central section of North Carolina. Badin is an incorporated community with a population of approximately 1800. Alcoa began producing Aluminum at Badin in August 1916 after purchasing and completing the holdings of a French combine which had started work on a smelter.

In April 2010, Alcoa announced that the Badin Smelter would be closed and the property redeveloped for future industrial use.

Badin Works is located on approximately 123 acres of land.

Badin Lake Sediment Remediation Project Blog
The Blog will keep you updated on the latest news regarding the remediation project. For specific questions or comments please call the Alcoa Hotline Phone: (704) 422-5605

Interested parties can monitor hourly Badin Lake water elevations levels at the following link: http://www.alcoa.com/yadkin/en/info_page/reservoir_data.asp.

It is anticipated that the Badin Lake level will return to normal operating levels around December 27, 2012. Lake filling will be weather dependent.

The Badin boat ramp is scheduled to re-open around February 1, 2013.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Project Completed
 
We are pleased to announce that the capping project is complete and that the boat ramp will be reopened to the general public starting tomorrow, February 1, 2013.  The final site cleanup tasks are expected to be completed in the morning.  People who wish to use the Badin Lake boat landing and parking lot are asked to be careful and avoid areas where cleanup is being finished.  Currently the Badin Lake elevation is roughly 2.5' below full pool and is anticipated to rise as weather allows.
 
This post marks the final blog update for this project.  Alcoa greatly appreciates your patience and cooperation throughout the project.  Thank you!


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Friday, January 25, 2013

Badin Lake Remediation Status Update
 
Capping work will be completed today and the water level within the lake will begin to be brought up to full pool elevation.  Currently the lake is roughly 3.5' below full pool and the schedule for refilling of the lake is largely weather dependent.  The Badin Lake boat ramp and parking will remain closed until the contractor is able to demobilize all of their materials, equipment, and personnel and restore the site to pre-project conditions.  The Badin boat ramp is still rescheduled to open on February 1, 2013.
 
Continue to monitor this blog site for updates regarding the project.  Real time Badin Lake levels can continue to be monitored by using the link near the top of the page.


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Badin Lake Remediation Status Update
 
The Badin Lake capping project continues to progress on schedule.  The capping work is scheduled to be completed in the next couple of weeks.  Following completion, the lake will be filled an additional 4.5'-5.0' to its full pool elevation.  The schedule for refilling of the lake is largely weather dependent.  The Badin Lake boat ramp and parking lot that are currently being used as a staging area for the project will be reopened to the public on February 1, 2013.
 
Continue to monitor this blog site for updates regarding the project.  Real time Badin Lake levels can continue to be monitored by using the link near the top of the page.


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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Badin Lake Remediation Status Update - Lake Refill Complete
 
The capping work within Badin Lake continues to progress as scheduled. The refilling of Badin Lake to a level within 5' of full pool elevation is complete. The lake will be held within 6" of this elevation for the duration of the capping project. The project is still scheduled to be completed by the end of January and the boat ramp reopened to the public by February 1, 2013.
 
Continue to monitor this blog site for updates regarding the project. Real time Badin Lake levels can continue to be monitored by using the link near the top of the page.


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Badin Lake Remediation Status Update
 
The Badin Lake capping work continues to progress as scheduled.  The refilling of Badin Lake started at the end of last week.  So far, the lake level has increased a little over 4', and is less than 11' below full pool elevation.  The refilling rate of the lake will remain largely weather dependent, and will continue until the lake is roughly 5' below full pool.  We expect it will be at that level by the end of the year.  It will stay at this level until the capping work is fully complete.
 
The Badin boat ramp will remain closed to the public over the holidays and for the remainder of the capping effort.  Continue to monitor this blog site for project updates.  Real time Badin Lake levels can be monitored by using the link near the top of the page.


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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Badin Lake Remediation Project Status Update
 
The project proceeded as planned this week and continues to be on schedule.  The lake will immediately begin to be refilled to a level that is roughly 5' below full pool.  The rate at which the lake level can be brought up is dependent on weather and associated upstream (High Rock, etc.) lake level management.  Based on the current schedule we anticipate that the lake will be back to 5' below full pool no later than December 31st.  The lake level will remain 5' below full pool to assist in placing capping material.  The remediation project is expected to be completed by the end of January.
 
The Badin Lake boat landing and parking lot will continue to remain closed.  As previously advised, the general public should not approach work areas due to heavy equipment traffic and operations.
 
 Continue to monitor this blog for regular project status updates.  Real time Badin Lake level information can be found using the link at the top of this page.


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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Badin Lake Sediment Capping Project Status

Placement of capping material started this week. Barge traffic in the project area will begin to pick up, as materials are moved from the boat landing to the north capping area. As a result, the area is not currently safe for recreational watercraft and the community is advised to avoid the area.
 
The Badin Lake water level will continue to drop until Monday, December 10. At that point, the lake will be approximately 15' below full pool elevation for up to a week. Anyone wishing to use the lake during the low level period should proceed with extreme caution and avoid the Badin cove area.
 
Continue to use this site for project information and updates. Real time lake level information can be found by using the link near the top of the page.
 
Key Dates (subject to change):
 
  • Water Level Lowering - now til 12/10/2012
 
  •  Low Level (15 ft below normal pool) - 12/10/2012 thru 12/15/2012 
 
  •  Badin Boat Ramp open – 2/1/2013
 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Badin Lake Sediment Capping Project Status
The work at the Badin Lake boat landing is underway. The Badin boat ramp is closed and will remain closed until the end of the project, which is currently scheduled for late January.  Other Badin Lake boat ramps will remain open, but access will become more limited as the water level drops.

Please be advised that the general public should never approach the work areas. Heavy equipment operation make the areas unsafe for the general public.

Continue to use this blog site for information and updates regarding the project. Real time lake level information can be found by using the link near the top of the page.

Key Dates (subject to change):
  • Water Level Lowering - now til 12/10/2012
  • Low Level (15 ft below normal pool) - 12/10/2012 thru 12/15/2012
  • Badin Boat Ramp open – 2/1/2013


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Monday, November 12, 2012

UPDATED Badin Lake Lowering Schedule
The management of Badin Lake water levels has changed since the November 2, 2012 blog post.  The change was made to ensure compliance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) variance authorization.  The new schedule is:
-         Lowering the water up to 5 feet below full pool by November 26, 2012
-         Lowering the water up to 15 feet below full pool by December 10, 2012


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Thursday, November 08, 2012

NOTICE: Remediation Start/Ramp Closure
 
Who: Citizens and recreational users of Badin Lake who access the lake via the HWY 740/Badin boat ramp. 
 
What: The boat ramp and parking lot located on HWY 740 near the town of Badin, NC will be closed to the public.  As part of the NCDENR approved remediation project, the ramp and parking lot will be used for construction access to the lake.  The project involves the capping impacted sediments at two isolated locations within Badin Lake.  The lake can still be accessed via the Old Whitney boat ramp.
 
When: The boat ramp and parking lot will be closed starting on November 13, 2012, at 7:00 a.m.  The project is expected to be completed and the boat ramp and parking lot reopened by February 1, 2013.  
 
Remediation Start Notice


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