Lookout Shoals Lake Page

Information, maps and links about Lookout Shoals Lake

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Lookout Shoals Lake - Less than 10 miles from the dam Lookout Shoals Lake fishermen  at Lake Hickory, Lookout Shoals Lake is formed by the Lookout Shoals Dam. Here in the Catawba's journey to South Carolina the river makes a turn to a southeast heading, one it will favor until it once again widens and gives birth to Lake Norman. 

The Lookout Shoals Hydro Station operated by Duke Energy has 3 generating units and was completed in 1915. A year later the dam and powerhouse were completely covered with water during the “Great Flood of 1916". There are two public boat launches providing access to the lake's 1,305 acres.

 
 
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 To learn more about the Upper Catawba River Basin visit the pages below:
 
 

 Statistical information and links to Duke Energy information about the lakes can be found here -> Lakes


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Aug 08, 2014 Lake Wylie Alligator of 2014
Many alligators have been seen on the Catawba River over the years, but they generally are either caught or unable to survive the winter.
Aug 01, 2014 SCE&G Removes Almost 500,000 Tons of Coal Ash from Banks of Catawba-Wateree River
Catawba Riverkeeper settled its lawsuit in August 2012
Jun 23, 2014 WCNC Takes a Deeper Look at Coal Ash Waste
NBC Charlotte I-Team Investigator, Stuart Watson, takes a deeper look into the coal ash controversy. Click on the play button on the video player below to watch this special edition of FlashPOINT (23 minutes).
Jun 18, 2014 “No Swimming” Advisory LIFTED for Portion of Lake Wylie Following Sewage Discharge
Charlotte, NC – A NO SWIMMING advisory was issued Wednesday for a portion of Lake Wylie in Charlotte after approximately 800 gallons of sewage from a broken sewer line discharged. Bacteria levels have returned to normal.
May 21, 2014 Positive Outcome in Crescent's Lake James Rezoning Request
Conservation Coalition (including CRF), working since last September, successfully challenge major zoning changes on Lake James in hopes of preserving the progress made by the 2004 Conservation District Development Plan
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To report South Carolina water pollution call 1-888-481-0125.

To report North Carolina spills or fish kills, call your local regional Department of Environment & Natural Resources office during normal business hours (704-663-1699 for most Catawba basin areas or (828) 296-4500 for Burke, Caldwell, McDowell and other mountain counties) or 800-858-0368 after hours.  (For more information on NC spill reporting, click here)

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