10/24/2016: Jordan Lake, which directly feeds the Cape Fear River, had gone up by 11ft after Hurricane Matthew. After water levels from the natural run off from the hurricane have been reduced below flood stages throughout the Cape Fear basin, the US Army Corps of Engineers started the water release from Jordan Lake to reduce the lake volume down to its target level. That’s what has been keeping the river level up. Now we are approaching the lake’s target level and the outflow will be drastically reduced. Which, in turn, means we are very likely to have a more normal river level by this weekend; our last weekend of 2016 season! We’ll keep you posted on whether we’ll be open, so stay tuned!!