Lake Hickory


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City Walk projected to create 8,000 jobs

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 11/23/2018 2:29:00 AM

The Hickory Trail is a 5.2-mile multiuse path stretching from Lenoir-Rhyne University through downtown and down Old Lenoir Road to Lake Hickory. The trail includes the planned City Walk, streetscapes

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Agency celebrates its 60th anniversary

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 11/23/2018 2:29:00 AM

Family Guidance Center’s 60th Anniversary Dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at Lake Hickory Country Club on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The community is invited. All former board members and supporters are especia

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Howell, Gary Weisner

Winston-Salem Journal

Date: 11/21/2018 9:08:00 PM

He also had a host of special nieces and nephews. Gary had several special friends, including John Ballard and Sharon, at Lake Hickory RV Resort. A private family graveside service was conducted by hi

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Forecaster: Hickory right on edge of ice storm

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 11/14/2018 10:56:00 AM

“A degree or two either way could mean more ice in the Hickory area or just all rain.” In particular, parts of northern Hickory around Lake Hickory, Bethlehem and St. Stephens could see an ice glaze o

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RENDERINGS: Hickory launches drive to attract $500M in private investment, new jobs and residents

The Business Journals

Date: 11/13/2018 2:30:00 AM

The project would link Lenoir-Rhyne University to downtown Hickory, then on to Lake Hickory, with the idea of spurring growth in the Catawba County city through 2035. In 2014, voters approved $40 mill

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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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