High Rock Lake

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High Rock Lake
Abbottscreek.jpg
Abbotts Creek section (Spring 2007)
LocationDavidson / Rowan counties, North Carolina, United States
Coordinates35°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
TypeReservoir
Primary inflowsYadkin River, Abbotts Creek South Yadkin River
Primary outflowsTuckertown Reservoir
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area15,180 acres (61.4 km2)
Surface elevation655 ft (200 m) at full pool[1]
SettlementsSouthmont, 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.