Duke Energy Shoreline Management and Dock Information

for Lake Keowee

Click on the below links for detailed information.  Please let me know if you have questions regarding these topics.

Keowee Toxaway Shoreline Mgt Guidelines

KT Shoreline Mgt Plan

KT Private Facitlities Application

Fee Schedule

Joint Application

Keowee Lake Mgt Contractor List

Stabilizing your Shoreline

Lake Services Shoreline Brochure

Lake Keowee Example Dock Drawings

Lake Services Contact Information

Minor Water Withdrawal Permit - Irrigation

BioEngineering Information

Commonly Asked Questions about Docks


 How much does a permit cost?

 As of September 1, 2014, any new applications submitted to Duke Energy for private docks or shoreline stabilization within the project boundaries will need to include a fee of $500 payable to KT Habitat Enhancement Program in addition to the current $300 fee payable to Duke Energy. If you are submitting an application for more than one activity, for example: a dock and for shoreline stabilization, you will only have to pay each fee ($300 plus $500) one time.. Permit requests that are denied are refunded to the applicant.

 How long does it take to get my permit back once I submit all my information?

Certain times of the year the dock permitting process may take longer than others because of demand. Duke Energy has a goal of trying to issue permits in about 20- 30 days of receiving the permit application; however, some circumstances may increase the turnaround time.

 What things should I consider when determining the length of the walkway needed?

Water depth and minimum boat lift operation depths are two main factors to consider when requesting a walkway length. Docks/piers may not extend more than one-third the distance to the opposite shoreline (1/3 of the cove). Docks with any portion of the structure on the cove side wider than 6ft will be required to be shortened an additional 10ft (1/3 of the cove – 10ft) to allow for mooring a watercraft. Duke Energy will provide the maximum length of walkway you will be allocated through the permitting process, but it is a good idea to have the water depth measured 30ft, 40ft, and 60ft from the shoreline so that an accurate request may be made.

 I have less than 100ft of shoreline. What is the maximum size dock I can have installed?

If the lot was subdivided and recorded prior to September 1, 2006, new permit applicants may be allowed to construct up to 10 square ft of pier/dock for every linear foot of developable shoreline so long as the lot has at least 75 linear feet of shoreline. Lots subdivided and recorded before June 1, 1996, that have less than 75 ft of shoreline are also eligible for 10 square ft of dock for every linear foot of developable shoreline. There is a maximum limit of 1000 square foot that applies to all docks no matter what the linear shoreline.

What is the maximum square footage for a dock on Lake Keowee?     

The maximum square footage for a private dock on Lake Keowee is 1000 sq. ft. You may have up to 2 slips. A total of two PWC docks are allowed in addition to this maximum.

 *More information on Duke Energy's Shoreline Management Plan can be found at www.duke-energy.com/shoreline-management/keowee.asp

You may also contact Duke Energy Lake Services at 1-800-443-5193 to speak with a Lake Services Representative.