Mountain Island Lake

NORTH CAROLINA


Lake Level
97.77 FEET
1/18/2018
Full Pool: 647.5
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Mountain Island Lake Hourly Weather

The Weather Channel

Date: 12/26/2017 10:50:00 AM

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Mountain Island Lake drowning victim identified

6 WECT

Date: 12/22/2017 5:00:00 AM

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV) - The body of a man who drowned in Mountain Island Lake while attempting to save his teenage daughter on Monday has been found, 24 hours after he disappeared under the water. During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, WBTV

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Home of the Day: Beautifully Maintained Full Brick Home

The Business Journal

Date: 11/30/2017 9:09:00 PM

This waterfront home truly is a little slice of heaven. Quiet private setting overlooking Mountain Island lake. Plenty to room for any and all activities. Second living quarters and kitchen. Movie theatre. Five bedrooms plus a bonus room. Private dock with

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Mountain Island Lake drowning victim identified

WMBF NEWS

Date: 11/23/2017 5:05:43 PM

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV) - The body of a man who drowned in Mountain Island Lake while attempting to save his teenage daughter on Monday has been found, 24 hours after he disappeared under the water. During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, WBTV

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Imagery Active Adult Community Coming Soon

lennar.com

Date: 11/23/2017 4:16:00 AM

Located on Mountain Island Lake in North Carolina, you'll get all the benefits of lake living combined with the active adult lifestyle. Experience the Art of Active Adult living while finding your dream home

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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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