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Lake Norman History

By on August 11, 2014

A little Lake Norman history

Lake Norman is a man made lake primarily constructed for energy production and flood control of the Catawba River Valley. Located just north of Charlotte, Lake Norman is the largest of seven lakes built for this energy program.

The lake was filled up in the early to mid 60′s and was originally the playground for sports minded campers and fishermen. As it’s beauty and popularity grew, it attracted sail boaters, water skiers and the relaxation of pontoon boaters. With the completion of I-77 between Statesville and Charlotte, Lake Norman was rapidly opened up to second homes on the water and the rush to develop residential communities around it’s shores.

Lake Norman was named for Norman Atwater Cocke, a retired president of Duke Power and has been dubbed “Our Inland Sea”. Please help us keep it clean and safe for future generations.

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