This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Jordan Lake in Chatham & Wake Counties, North Carolina with the following interesting stats carved into it:
Jordan Lake supports the largest concentration of Bald Eagles in the Eastern United States.
Constructed in: 1967
Named after: B. Everett Jordan
Surface area: 13,940 acres
Includes: Chatham & Wake Counties
The land surrounding Jordan Lake was settled by Scottish Highlanders in the 1740’s.
Interesting factoid: Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a North Carolina state park spanning Chatham County, and Wake County North Carolina in the United States. It includes the over 13,940-acre Jordan Lake. The New Hope River Valley, now home to the corporate world of Research Triangle Park, has been the site of a broad range of cultures for more than 10,000 years.
Archaeologists have explored the remains of 450 prehistoric and historic sites in the area and have uncovered many Native American artifacts. The land was settled by Scottish Highlanders in the 1740s, and it saw action in both the Revolutionary and Civil wars.
Following a disastrous hurricane, which struck the Cape Fear River Basin in 1945, Congress directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to undertake a comprehensive study of water resource needs in the area. The project, then known as New Hope Lake, was authorized in 1963 and construction began in 1967. In 1973, the name of the project was changed to B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake in honor of the former senator from North Carolina.
Jordan Lake Park's 46,768 acres are not only a popular source of recreation, they also provide the water supply for surrounding cities, flood and water quality control, and fish and wildlife conservation.
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design)
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