I often get comments and emails about the lake;
What lake do you live on and how big is it?
Lake Norman, was created between 1959 and 1964, as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy and is the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina. It provides electricity to the Piedmont region of the Carolinas, and powers the generators at the hydroelectric station at Cowans Ford Dam, is used by the coal-fired Marshall Steam Station, and by McGuire Nuclear Station to cool the reactors generating the steam that drives the turbines. The lake supplies water to three counties; Lincoln, Catawba and Iredell County, along with the cities of Mooresville, Charlotte, and other towns in Mecklenburg County, particularly Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville.
Lake Norman is fed by the Catawba River and drains into Mountain Island Lake to the south. It’s referred to as the “inland sea” of North Carolina, with 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.
Gracie says the one of best things about Lake Norman is going on pontoon ride with crushed ice as a treat to stay cool. . .
And the smell of burgers on the grill at dinnertime. . .
Admiring the beautiful homes by the water. . .
A ride in the Captain’s chair. . .
Watching the wild life, , ,
Great Blue Herons nesting in the tree tops on the islands . . .
And checking on the Osprey nests and their young. . .
And the sunset views.