Lake Norman

NORTH CAROLINA


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98.50 FEET
5/27/2018
Full Pool: 100.0
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Lake Norman Charter falls in NCHSAA 2A girls soccer finals

The Charlotte Observer

Date: 5/26/2018 2:25:00 PM

Lake Norman Charter started off the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2A state championship Saturday with an early lead off an early goal from its star. But after that, not much went right. The Knights watched as Kill Devil Hills First Flight ran away

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Flags on display in Mooresville ahead of Memorial Day weekend

WCNC

Date: 5/25/2018 12:53:00 PM

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The Mooresville Lake-Norman Exchange Club is putting out a display of more than 500 full-size American flags this Memorial Day weekend to honor those who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice. More than 40 volunteers

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Hard 'N Fast: NASCAR blows a chance at its home track

News & Record

Date: 5/24/2018 8:48:00 AM

No, the home of racing is not Daytona. It’s in Charlotte, or Concord, or Mooresville or just Lake Norman, depending on your definition of home. The shops are almost all here, and the drivers are almost all here, and this week (and last) has been the only

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A Fish-Camp Revamp in North Carolina

Garden & Gun

Date: 5/23/2018 1:02:00 PM

Brown-butter-gilded saltines lend crunch and richness to a crab salad. Set on the fringe of Holiday Marina, north of Charlotte at Lake Norman, Hello, Sailor claims the same location, opposite a looming dry dock, once occupied by Harbor Lights, a fish-camp

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The South’s Best Hush Puppies

Garden & Gun

Date: 5/23/2018 12:42:00 PM

Over the past two years, Joe Kindred has transformed the former Rusty Rudder fish camp into the stylish new Hello, Sailor, a beachy, modern tribute to tradition on the shores of Lake Norman in Cornelius, North Carolina. The chef and restaurateur also went

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• Length: 520 Miles
• Surface Area: 32,510 Acres
• Drainage Area: 1,790 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 34 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 110 feet
• Length: 34 Miles
Lake Norman, created between 1959 and 1964 as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy, is the largest manmade body of fresh water located in North Carolina.

Lake Norman is fed by the Catawba River, and drains into Mountain Island Lake to the south. It was named after former Duke Power president Norman Cornelius. Lake Norman is sometimes referred to as the "inland sea" of North Carolina; it offers 520 miles of shoreline and a surface area of more than 50 square miles. Full pond at Lake Norman is 760 feet above mean sea level. Interstate 77 and North Carolina Highway 150 cross Lake Norman at different points.
Lake Norman provides electricity to the Piedmont region of the Carolinas. It powers the generators at the hydroelectric station at Cowans Ford Dam, and is used by Marshall Steam Station and McGuire Nuclear Station to cool the steam that drives their turbines. The lake supplies water to Lincoln County, Iredell County, Mooresville, Charlotte, and other towns in Mecklenburg County, particularly Davidson and Huntersville.
Duke Power partnered with the state of North Carolina to establish Lake Norman State Park. It has also built two bank fishing areas and eight public boating access areas along the shoreline. One site is leased to Mecklenburg County and one to Iredell County. Popular game fish in Lake Norman include catfish, crappie, bluegill and yellow perch, as well as striped, largemouth, white bass along with multiple types of turtles.
Lake Norman is also the location for one of the International Jet Sport Boats Association (IJSBA) tour stops. Team Tweek, a race team headquartered in Mooresville, helps promote and coordinate the annual event.
Lake Norman is also the location of Lake Norman Yacht Club which is the host of many South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association (SAYRA) sailboat races throughout the year. Davidson College also owns and operates a "Lake Campus" for students on Lake Norman.
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