Lake Norman Information
Before 1963, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville and the unincorporated Denver NC were small, rural towns. Lake Norman is located 20 miles north of Charlotte NC. Each town was a sleepy little town centered around cotton, agriculture and textiles. When Duke Power dammed the Catawba River by building Cowans Ford Dam that all changed. It created NC’s largest man-made body of freshwater; Lake Norman. In 2013, Lake Norman celebrated its 50 year anniversary. Continue reading for more Lake Norman information.
The Early Years
In the 1920’s Duke began buying the land to build Lake Norman and by the 1950’s the company had almost all it needed. You could say the origin of the real estate boom began when some farmers sold their land to Duke and rented it back from to keep farming or when others sold their land to Duke for as little as $80 an acre to as much as $1,000 an acre. They moved into the towns or on to other farms. History has proven, the smart ones sold their land that would be flooded and held on to what would become lakefront property. You won’t find Lake Norman real estate for sale at these prices today!
In September 1959 the first blast of dynamite for building the dam occurred. In the 4 years it took to build and fill Lake Norman it took between 1,200 and 1,500 engineers, laborers and managers to make the calculations, survey the land, build the dam and clear the land. Duke thought the lake would reach full pond in 1964, but heavy rains in the spring of 1963 filled the lake by the middle of July. Lake Norman has 32,500 acres of surface water, 520 miles of shoreline and 50 square miles of land used; about 25,000 football fields!
Lake Norman Information; It’s Purpose
Of course the real purpose for damning the Catawba River and forming Lake Norman was to provide a dependable supply of water to adjoining counties – Iredell County, Lincoln County and Mecklenburg County. The water from Lake Norman is used to provide electricity to the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The three generating plants on Lake Norman: Cowans Ford Hydro Station, the original power station; Marshall Steam Station, a coal-burning steam-electric generating station on NC Highway 150; and the William B. McGuire Nuclear Station near the east abutment of Cowans Ford Dam.
Lake Norman; Water Levels (760 Line)
Lake Norman lake levels are controlled by Duke Power with “full pond” being 100% full and as surveyed 760 degrees above sea level. The 760 line is important because it determines whether or not a property is in a Flood Zone. That will require flood insurance. In addition, the lake level also affects Lake Norman boating, fishing, lake access by boat ramps, boating club activities and marinas.
Lake Norman Information; Lake Management
Duke’s Lake Management manages planting new trees, stocking the lake with fish and even controls the mosquito population. View information on Lake Norman’s Shoreline Stabilization Guide. Before you perform any shoreline stabilization work, contact Duke Energy Lake Services, they will help you work through the Lake Norman shoreline – stabilization permit and application process and provide the Lake Norman information you need to know before you start your project.
Duke Power provides 10 public access areas around the lake. Lake Norman State Park is 1,328 acres. It offers campsites and a public swimming area. The four counties surrounding the lake are invested in public parks.
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About Robin Kielar
Robin Kielar represents Lake Norman area homeowners and future homeowners in Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Huntersville, Mooresville and Charlotte NC. Her creative, enthusiastic and caring nature is perfect for matching each client’s lifestyle as well as skillfully featuring a home’s unique presence, location and character.
If you are selling, she will work with you to get you the fairest price, in the least amount of time, by using state of the art technology, team collaboration and superior marketing materials. Robin showcases homes on her website, the internet, social media and utilizes a team of professional service providers to assist in marketing her client’s properties.
If you are buying, she’ll work hard to provide you with the best information and market data to inform and assist you, so you can be a well-equipped buyer with the strongest negotiating position. Whether you want a quaint home, a golf course home or a luxury waterfront home, Robin knows everything about locations, value, property types and pricing; not to mention every possible attraction to entertain you and your family.
Robin’s contacts and lifelong area residency leverage her energy and enthusiasm. This enhances her client dedication and insures satisfied repeat clients, recommendations and referrals. “I have the best job in the world; I just never know what will happen when I start work in the morning, and to me that’s very exciting.”
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Lake Norman offers something for every lifestyle. Matching homes with lifestyles is the basis for Robin’s real estate business. Contact Robin Kielar if you have any questions or Call or Text at 704-453-9667