High Rock Lake

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High Rock Lake
Abbotts Creek section (Spring 2007)
Location Davidson / Rowan counties, North Carolina, United States
Coordinates 35°37′44″N 80°15′4″W / 35.62889°N 80.25111°W / 35.62889; -80.25111Coordinates: 35°37′44″N 80°15′4″W / 35.62889°N 80.25111°W / 35.62889; -80.25111
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Yadkin River, Abbotts Creek South Yadkin River
Primary outflows Tuckertown Reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 15,180 acres (61.4 km2)
Surface elevation 655 ft (200 m) at full pool[1]
Settlements Southmont, Lexington, Salisbury
References [1]

High Rock Lake is a reservoir lake located in Davidson and Rowan counties of North Carolina. It serves as a border between them. It is a reservoir for hydroelectric power generation. It is the northernmost of the Uwharrie Lakes. High Rock is the second largest lake in North Carolina after Lake Norman. Its water surface covers 15,180 acres (61 km2) and there are 365 miles (587 km) of shoreline. High Rock Lake begins at the confluence of the Yadkin River and the South Yadkin River. The lake's name comes from nearby "High Rock Mountain", the tallest mountain in the Uwharrie Mountains.[2] High Rock Lake is currently managed and operated by the Alcoa company.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alcoa Power Generating Inc., Yadkin Division, High Rock Lake
  2. McCullough, Gary (October 5, 2014). "N.C. 24/27". The Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, NC. Retrieved Feb 6, 2015.