What is with the lake levels? I heard that question a ton when I first moved to High Rock Lake. I was warned by folks not living on the lake that every winter the water level is so low that you can drive your truck or jeep out past your dock. “You should see the pictures from 2002.” Well, that is old news and by the way, 2002 was the year the entire southeast was in a drought. Rowan County’s High Rock Lake was not an anomaly.