Lake Norman; 33.6 miles (54.1 km) · 9 miles (14 km) · 32,510 acres 50, 80 square miles (132 km). Its average depth is 33.5 feet (10.2 m), but at its outlet it reaches a depth of 110 feet (34 m). The lake is mainly supported by an interspersed igneous and metamorphic bedrock. In his non-business work, he was director and first president of the North Carolina Episcopal Church Foundation, Inc.
Consequently, although the Catawba were effectively displaced from the current Lake Norman region, their namesake and artifacts remain. Lake Norman borders four counties in North Carolina (Catawba, Iredell, Mecklenburg and Lincoln) and is present in the climate divisions of Southern Piedmont and Central Piedmont. Lake management is complicated by the presence of multiple stakeholders in lake management, often with conflicting interests and priorities. Other regulations include the creation of the Lake Norman Commission, comprised of Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell and Mecklenburg counties.
On the shores of beautiful Lake Norman are the cities of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Denver, Mooresville, Sherrills Ford and Troutman. The main cause of erosion problems in Lake Norman is the density of residential neighborhoods located so close to the shores of the lake. Lake Norman and the surrounding shoreline serve as habitat for a wide variety of plants and wildlife, as well as a place for myriad human activities. North of Lake Norman is Statesville, where the first hot air balloon flight took place in North Carolina.
Of a total of 115 bird species, 54 species are neotropical migratory and 27 were transient to the North Carolina Piedmont. There are many species of mammals that inhabited the Piedmont region for a long period of time before Lake Norman was created. Many native plants found around Lake Norman are also common in other parts of North Carolina, such as trees and flowering plants. In this case, staff from the Water Quality Division monitored Lake Norman once a month from May to September.
Since Duke Power Company built Lake Norman, the company has played an integral role in encouraging recreation on the lake. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has introduced certain species of fish to the lake, such as blue catfish and striped bass.