Lake Hickory


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97.29 FEET
Full Pool: 99.0
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Tornado flipped boats on Lake Hickory; bringing twister total to 3


Date: 6/15/2016 7:50:40 PM

CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Boats that were flipped over and damaged on Lake Hickory on Wednesday evening were caused by an 80-mph tornado, the National Weather Service said Friday. The tornado in Caldwell County was among 2 others that caused major

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Authorities identify Lake Hickory drowning victim


Date: 6/11/2016 3:06:05 PM

CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Authorities have identified a man who drowned in Lake Hickory Wednesday afternoon. The body of Mong Zong Khang, 27, was pulled from the water around 8 p.m. According to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office, Khang and four friends

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Lake Hickory Cottage in NC Foothills

Date: 5/31/2016 6:22:29 PM

Relax and enjoy the delights of western North Carolina in this 1,200 square-foot cottage on a deep-water cove of Lake Hickory. Enjoy swimming, fishing, jet-skiing, and boating from the dock, or just watching the blue heron, geese, and ducks from t

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Exotic fish caught in Lake Hickory, "tip of the problem" say Wildlife officials


Date: 5/31/2016 3:30:14 PM

Six-year-old Ayden White loves to fish. "It's a lot of fun," he said Wednesday while getting his rod and reel prepared to go back out. On Tuesday he lived a real life fish story on Lake Hickory. "I jerked it back like this," said Ayden as he was showing

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One rescued after boat capsizes in Gull Lake


Date: 5/28/2016 12:35:00 PM

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - One person is rescued in Gull Lake after a boat capsized on Saturday afternoon. Kalamazoo Sheriff's Deputies are on Gull Lake after a boat tipped over and one person was able to be rescued. The dive team is also

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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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