Lake Hickory


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99.09 FEET
Full Pool: 99.0
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Lake Hickory stripers moving

North Carolina Sportsman

Date: 5/16/2018 4:09:00 AM

Guide Colt Bass of Collettesville, N.C., said May is a productive month for quality stripers at Lake Hickory on the Catawba River system. “Typical size on Hickory is going to be 7 to 9 pounds, although there are a lot of fish weighing in the teens caught

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City awarded $7 million in grants to add sidewalks, crosswalks

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 5/12/2018 3:09:00 AM

Riverwalk Entrance Road Another $2 million of the grant will go to constructing an entrance road from Old Lenoir Road to the Riverwalk over Lake Hickory. The current design concept for the Riverwalk includes a boardwalk with galvanized steel poles over the

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BLOG: Flood Advisory Extended


Date: 4/26/2018 5:08:00 PM

Lake James... 101.1 ft and falling slowly. Lake Rhodhiss... 100.8 ft and falling slowly. Lake Hickory... 99.5 ft and rising slowly. Lookout Shoals Lake... 101.1 ft and falling slowly

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Charlotte area sees over 3 inches of rain with more expected by the weekend


Date: 4/25/2018 10:34:00 AM

The high water totals upstream will eventually flow downstream, meaning lake levels from Lake Hickory to Lake Wylie are expected to rise in the coming days. After a bit of sunshine Wednesday, a look at the First Warn futurecast points to even more rain for

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Brewer: It's like working on a symphony. Every little piece has to add up to the total prize

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 4/22/2018 12:30:00 PM

Barber recently rented a house on Lake Hickory and enjoys fishing and likes playing disc golf. He enjoys visiting other breweries and hiking as well. Where do you hope to be in five years? Barber hopes to still be brewing at Granite Falls and at some

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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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