Lake Hickory


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97.28 FEET
Full Pool: 99.0
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Former Gov. Martin, author John Hood talk politics at Rotary Club meeting

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 11/24/2015 9:58:00 PM

Jim Martin spoke at the Lake Hickory Rotary Club on Tuesday alongside John Hood, who just authored a biography about Martin. Martin was the first republican to serve two terms as governor of North Carolina, to whom Hood credits much of the state’s

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James "Jim" Paul Conley

Niagara Gazette

Date: 11/12/2015 8:02:00 AM

He will be greatly missed. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 43 years, Beth Conley; sisters, Ellen (Eugen) Yazwinski of Houtzdale, PA, Helen (Robert) Knight of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sharon (Vince) Palazzo of Lake Hickory, NC, Julia (Victor

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PEF/Bears Club Announces 2015 Homecoming Events

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Date: 10/12/2015 7:48:00 PM

On Friday, the 27th annual Hanley H. Painter “Bear” Memorial Golf Tournament takes place at the Lake Hickory Country Club (Catawba Springs Course). Tee times are available at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The 14th annual PEF/Bears Club Homecoming Gala

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Friends share the stage together for the first time

The News Herald

Date: 9/29/2015 2:11:00 PM

The two met through Howell’s husband, Kenny, a contractor who built the Bests’ new home on Lake Hickory. This is their first time on stage together

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Lake James smallmouth biting live shad and bright artificials

Date: 9/23/2015 9:08:00 PM

“This is really striper fishing for smallmouth bass,” said Bass, who guides for stripers on Lake Hickory, Lake Rhodhiss and Lake Norman. “There are a lot of techniques for catching stripers that work on this lake. Fish are fish, no matter what they a

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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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