Lake Hickory

NORTH CAROLINA


Lake Level
98.03 FEET
6/22/2018
Full Pool: 99.0
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Have your say at transportation meetings

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 6/18/2018 5:43:00 AM

In the Alexander County meeting, residents said they wanted to see a connection between N.C. Hwy 127 and N.C. Hwy 16 closer to Lake Hickory, and the plan will be modified with those suggestions in mind, Horton said. The full plan with maps can be read

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Affordable, local options are plentiful for a stay-cation

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 6/15/2018 2:09:00 AM

Here’s a snapshot of all the fun activities going on in the Hickory area this summer: » Mountain Biking— The brand new Hickory mountain bike trail, Lake Hickory Trails at Hickory City and Rotary-Geitner Parks, has a 1.8-mile beginner flow train

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What makes a best friend? For some it's shared interests, for others support and love

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 6/8/2018 2:00:00 AM

Chapman is the Lake Hickory Rotary Club president and Physican Relations Manager at Frye Regional Medical Center. It’s hard as an adult sometimes to find someone that just “gets” you. I met Whitney after we both joined the John Hoyle Chapter of the

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Alberto leaves 4 dead in NC, closes highways

TribLIVE.com

Date: 6/1/2018 12:36:00 AM

Several lakes in the western North Carolina are "well above full pool," including the Lake James, Lake Rhodhiss, Lake Hickory and Lookout Shoals Lake, said McDowell County Emergency Management. Residents around Lookout Shoals Lake near Carpenter's Cover

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Alberto's wrath kills 4, closes highways in NC due to floods, mudslides, fallen trees

The Charlotte Observer

Date: 5/31/2018 12:09:00 PM

Several lakes in Western N.C. are "well above full pool," including the Lake James, Lake Rhodhiss, Lake Hickory and Lookout Shoals Lake, said McDowell County Emergency Management. Residents around Lookout Shoals Lake near Carpenter's Cove were told

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• River: North Fork Catawba River
• Length: 109 Miles
• Surface Area: 4,223 Acres
• Volume: 137,821 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 1,310 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 33 Feet
Lake Hickory was created on the Catawba River in 1927 with the completion of the Oxford Dam 11 miles northeast of Hickory. The dam parallels the NC Highway 16 bridge over the Catawba River between Interstate 40 and Taylorsville. It is 122 feet high, with an overall length of 1,200 feet. The spillway section of the dam is 550 feet long.
Lake Hickory was named after the city of Hickory and runs along its northern edge. The lake covers almost 4,223 acres with 105 miles of shoreline. Full pond elevation is 935 feet. Lake Hickory is a reliable source of water for the cities of Hickory and Conover and the town of Longview.
Duke Energy provides five public access areas on the lake in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
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