Lake Hickory


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96.98 FEET
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Buzz Briefs: CVCC hosts Black History Celebration

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 2/23/2017 9:32:00 AM

HICKORY – The Hickory Police Department is hosting the 12th Annual Polar Plunge on March 4 at the Wittenburg Wildlife Access on Lake Hickory to benefit the Special Olympics of North Carolina. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the actual plunge is at 1 p

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt


Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Commissioners to decide on lake changes

The News Herald

Date: 2/20/2017 4:30:00 PM

The change would essentially make nearly all parcels within the Catawba River, Lake James, Lake Rhodhiss and Lake Hickory Overlay equal concerning zoning standards. It would include allowing covered moorings, docks and/or gazebos. There would be a “View

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DAR chapter honors young essay writers

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 2/20/2017 9:55:00 AM

Each student presented their essay at the chapter’s February luncheon meeting at the Lake Hickory Country Club, and each was awarded a certificate and an achievement medal. Shuford is the daughter of Alex and Misa Shuford and is in fifth grade at Hickory

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Another alligator in Lake Hickory


Date: 2/11/2017 12:24:00 PM

GRANITE FALLS, NC (WBTV) - Another summer is upon us, and another alligator has been spotted in Lake Hickory. Last summer, an alligator just under four feet long was spotted on the Hickory side of the lake. Now, an alligator has been seen on the Caldwell

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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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