In the Lake Norman area, most of the snakes we find are black, which are not venomous and are relatively harmless if you are careful. Black snakes, brown snakes, striped water snakes and copperheads have already been seen in Kannapolis, Lake Norman, Charlotte and Matthews. White-mouthed snakes in the North Carolina area are often referred to as water moccasins. White-mouthed snakes have a distinctive white mouth that is shown when they open their jaws to devour their prey.
White-mouthed snakes have a dark brown color with cross bands that fade with age. The average length of a cotton-mouthed snake in North Carolina is around three to four feet. However, there have been snakes of this species that measure up to seven feet. Cotton-mouthed snakes are the most aquatic of these species and live near bodies of water.
This species is venomous, but with less deadly venom than rattlesnakes. Scuba diving is the best activity on Lake Norman, as it offers you the opportunity to discover another Atlantis. Snake sightings (and bites) are increasing in the Charlotte region and Lake Norman, prompting a Mecklenburg County agency to publish a guide to identifying which are venomous and non-venomous. Because the station supplies electricity to the Piedmont region of South and North Carolina, the lake supplies water to Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell, Charlotte and other cities, especially Cornelius.
The first report looked at water quality in Lake Norman and four other lakes along the Catawba chain. Ghosts and UFOs aside, Lake Norman is a unique and enchanting destination that sets North Carolina apart. Freshwater from Lake Norman originates from the Catawba River, confiscated by the Cowans Ford Dam, and flows into Mountain Island Lake.