Lake Hickory


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96.22 FEET
Full Pool: 99.0
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That time of year


Date: 5/22/2015 9:12:00 PM

The area lakes of Marshalltown are a perfect place to do all of these things. Sand Lake, Green Castle Park, Rock Creek Lake, Union Grove, Lake, Hickory Grove Lake, and the Pine Lakes all have paths to walk on, or areas of the lake where things are mowed

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RAW VIDEO: Man escapes injury after driving vehicle into Lake Hickory


Date: 5/21/2015 2:54:00 PM

A driver went for a wild ride before ending up in Lake Hickory. Channel 9 reporter Dave Faherty sent in cellphone video of the scene, off of Rink Dam Road. Highway Patrol troopers said the driver claims his brakes went out before he drove his Nissan

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Thirsty for More

Science Line

Date: 5/20/2015 6:02:00 AM

People navigate Hickory in cars down three main roads: Highway 321, Highway 70 and Highway 127. Drinking water comes from Lake Hickory — a dammed up portion of the Catawba River. According to Hickory’s 2013 Annual Drinking Water Report, Lake Hickory

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Caraway dedicates new auditorium


Date: 5/19/2015 1:26:00 PM

One of those gifts established the Hollifield Leadership Center on Lake Hickory near Conover. BSC sold Hollifield Leadership Center to the North Carolina Boy’s Academy, a division of Teen Challenge, in late 2013. Proceeds from the sale helped fund the

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Sawmills town administrator announces resignation


Date: 5/19/2015 11:38:00 AM

He also helped create the Sawmills Veterans Park with ball fields, a disc golf course, walking trail and playground along Lake Hickory. “I have really enjoyed serving at the Widows Breakfast once a month at the Johnny Wilson Farm. It has been a real joy

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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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