Lake Hickory


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97.80 FEET
Full Pool: 99.0
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The Idea That Transformed the Carolinas


Date: 1/12/2018 7:33:00 AM

Lake James, Rhodhiss Lake, Lake Hickory, Lake Norman, Lake Wateree and Lake Wylie give access to boating, fishing, swimming and water sports. Thousands of acres of new waterfront property spawned parks, golf courses, hiking trails and residential

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Climate change to be topic at meeting

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 1/10/2018 8:15:00 PM

The next meeting of this season is on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Lake Hickory Country Club beginning at 6 p.m. with drinks and social time, followed by a buffet at 6:30 p.m. The program starts around 7:30 p.m. and lasts no more than one hour. The January program

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2017 HICKORY YEAR IN REVIEW: Voters elect Hank Guess as mayor

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 12/27/2017 7:00:00 AM

The 30 percent plans for the Riverwalk were approved, with the Hickory City Council giving approval to a design concept that shows the boardwalk going out over Lake Hickory. The city was still in negotiation with Norfolk Southern Railway at the end of the

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They own the bottom of Lake Norman. Now they’re suing dock owners for damages.

Charlotte Observer

Date: 12/20/2017 7:33:00 AM

One similar case suggests the Kisers could have a valid claim. In 1989, a Catawba County jury awarded $9,000 in damages to a property owner who sued a Lake Hickory marina for trespassing on his submerged property. A state appeals court ruled that Duke

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DAR chapter inducts new members

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 12/20/2017 6:00:00 AM

HICKORY — The John Hoyle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held a membership induction at its December meeting at Lake Hickory Country Club. Anne Elliott, Pamela Farmer, Caroline Gaver-Trefzger, Haley Jobe, Lori Jobe, Beth Keane

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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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