Mountain Island Lake


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New I-485 Exit Opens to Relieve Traffic Near Mountain Island Lake

Wccb Charlotte

Date: 1/17/2017 7:56:00 PM

CHARLOTTE, NC – People living near Mountain Island Lake are happy a new exit off I-485 is open. Exit 18 at Oakdale Road opened Sunday night. It’s intended to reduce traffic back-ups near 485 and the Brookshire. But some resident worry it won’t do

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Soccer club partners with DHF

Date: 1/12/2017 9:59:00 PM

The club has expanded its footprint from the Mooresville area to now cover Denver, Lincoln County, Mountain Island Lake, north and northwest Charlotte and Huntersville. Denver Health & Fitness was founded in 2008 and is the community’s leading health and

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Mountain Island Lake, Charlotte, NC Real Estate & Homes for Sale


Date: 1/7/2017 4:08:38 AM

The cost calculator is intended to provide a ballpark estimate for information purposes only and is not to be considered an actual quote of your total moving cost. Data provided by Moving Pros Network LLC. More… The calculator is based on industry

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Agenda Weekender: 28 things to do including Monster Jam, Cookies and Crafts 2017 and Rumble in the Concrete Jungle

Date: 1/5/2017 3:01:00 AM

$5-$10. Details. Waterfront Hike at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve: Explore the natural history of the forest around Mountain Island Lake; 1- or 2-mile hike options. 9 a.m. Free. Details. Free Fitness Series at Northlake Mall: Get a free workout every

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Pregnant in the QC: 4 pregnant-friendly outings in Charlotte

Charlotte Observer

Date: 1/4/2017 9:29:00 AM

With well-marked trails, giant rocks overlooking Mountain Island Lake and convenient parking locations, it’s hard to beat this outing for moms. If you’ve already got kids, they will love running through the woods and likely won’t get too tired on

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• River: Catawba River
• Length: 61 Miles
• Surface Area: 3,281 Acres

The lake also supports Riverbend Steam Station by cooling the steam that drives the turbines and provides a dependable water supply for Mount Holly, Gastonia and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina.

Mountain Island Lake is a lake northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina created in 1924 to coincide with the building of Mountain Island Hydroelectric Station. It is named after the mountain which appears as an island in the lake, and the surrounding area is identified by the lake's name. The shape of the lake follows the meander of the Catawba river's course, dammed near the Mount Holly Wastewater Plant. Full pond elevation is approximately 647.5 feet. The lake has around 3,281 acres of surface area and 61 miles of shoreline.
Mountain Island Lake is fed by the Catawba River, and is the smallest of the three man-made lakes that border Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (Lake Norman, and Lake Wylie). Mountain Island Lake is managed by Charlotte-based company Duke Energy. The primary function of Mountain Island Lake is to provide drinking water for over 800,000 residents of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, as well as Mount Holly and Gastonia, Gaston County. The lake is also accessible to the public for boating and fishing use. There are two boating access areas on the lake and a tailrace fishing platform for bank fishing in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources is planning a consent order for Duke Energy plants on the lake which have left local groundwater contaminated with high levels of heavy metals such as arsenic and cobalt. The discharge has come from a lack of lining in older coal ash ponds containing namesake waste which threatens the water quality of Mountain Island Lake's ecosystem and has as of August 2013 warranted over $99,000 worth of fines.
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