Lake Hickory


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96.91 FEET
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United Way selects Century Furniture for Community Chest Award

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 11/1/2020 7:05:00 AM

The Catawba County United Way recently held its annual Spirit of Giving Awards and recognized Century Furniture as the 2019 Community Chest Award recipient

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Hickory City Council approves Riverwalk contract, MDI incentive deal

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 10/22/2020 5:00:00 AM

The Hickory City Council awarded a $7.2 million contract for the construction of the second half of the Riverwalk bond project at its meeting on Tuesday

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Furniture maker will create 200 jobs in NC with new plant and ties to Crate and Barrel | Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Observer

Date: 10/19/2020 8:54:00 PM

Design Foundry was formed last year near Lake Hickory in the northern part of the city, online filings with the North Carolina secretary of state’s office indicate. Hickory is about an hour

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‘Reeling In For Red Hawks’ fundraiser set for Dec. 12

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 10/17/2020 10:34:00 AM

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team will be holding its “Reeling In For Red Hawks” fundraising tournament on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m

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Notable Neighbor Chad Austin: He is creating a website that will allow people to visit Lake Hickory virtually

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 10/12/2020 5:08:00 AM

Chad Austin builds websites, produces music and manages a marketing company. Today, he is in the middle of building his passion project — a website devoted to Lake Hickory

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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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