This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Lake Hickory in Catawba County, North Carolina with the following interesting stats carved into it:
Created in 1927 with the completion of the Oxford Dam.
Lake Hickory is one of several man-made reservoirs in North Carolina’s largest river system, the Catawba River Basin.
4,223 Surface Acres
105 Miles of Shoreline
Avg. Depth: 33 feet
Max. Depth: 100 Feet.
Interesting factoid: 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 Long-view.
Duke Energy provides five public access areas on the lake in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
(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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