HIGH ROCK LAKE News ARTICLES
Beautiful Spring weather draws many outside on Monday
Sunny skies, warm temperatures for cure for the winter blahs
North Carolinians enjoying warm temps and sunshine
By David Whisenant | April 5, 2021 at 4:14 PM EDT - Updated April 5 at 6:30 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Did you get outside today? It was magnificent! Blue skies, bright sun, warm temperatures…for many today was the day to shake off the winter blues and enjoy some outdoor activity. Robin Williams may have said it best when he said Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘let’s party!’
Lots of folks around Rowan County were enjoying the weather. The parking lot for the High Rock Lake boat access off Bringle Ferry Road was busy.
Invasive of Zebra Mussels found in NC Pet Stores
County in recovery after strong storms on Thursday
Collecting garbage: Locals work to beautify High Rock Lake during Clean Sweep
Published 12:05 am Sunday, September 20, 2020
HIGH ROCK LAKE — Rocky Phillips held the white barrel steady as Barry Childers fired up his power saw and cut a chunk off the corner, allowing stale water to drain out to lighten the load.
In order to get to the barrel, which was lodged in a pile of sticks in shallow water on High Rock Lake, Phillips had to strip off his boots and socks and wade through a few feet of chilly water. After Childers sawed off the corner, he helped heave the barrel onto his pontoon boat, adding it to the pile of trash that was quickly piling up.
The Lexington Dispatch
Successful fishing depends upon little things
By Tony Garitta
During the winter months, Capt. Butch Foster, formerly of Lexington and operator of Yeah Right Charters, occasionally departs from his Southport/Oak Island residence to return to Lexington to engage in his first love, crappie fishing at Flat Swamp in High Rock Lake.
Foster recently appeared at Greensboro’s Central Carolina Boat & Fishing Expo, where he gave daily seminars on winter crappie fishing at High Rock.
Health official: OK to swim in High Rock if away from algal mats
By Ben Coley / The Dispatch
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at 4:15 PM
Although the swimming advisory at High Rock Lake issued by the Davidson County Health Department remains intact, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s unsafe for people or their pets to swim in the water, according to Janna Walker, a health educator within the department.
Rowan County Sheriff’s Office restructures lake patrol
Published 12:00 am Friday, August 2, 2019
SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has restructured its Water Patrol Division and will provide seasonal coverage and enforcement on High Rock Lake.
Rowan County works to enhance its section of High Rock LakeBy Samuel Motley
SALISBURY — People want a high quality of life and the lake can help provide that, says Mikey Wetzel, owner of downtown Salisbury’s Go Burrito, who helped organize a music event today on High Rock Lake.
SALISBURY — After years of trying, Alcoa has received a federal operating license for its dams on the Yadkin River.
By Josh BergeronWhen federal regulators granted a long-term operating license to Alcoa in October, the LandTrust for Central North Carolina leapt into action.
Considering the disastrous flooding caused by the hurricane, High Rock Lake fared very well. Cube Yadkin used an abundance of caution by drawing High Rock down more than 6 feet below full prior to the storms arrival in this area. River, stream, and runoff flows into High Rock Lake reached an estimated 60,000 cu.ft./sec. This flow, although very high, is only about 12% of the maximum flow the flood gates on High Rock Dam can handle. That’s why FEMA flood zone maps show most waterfront property around High Rock as having a worst-case probability of rising only about 1-2ft. above normal full pool elevation 623.9 USGS (655.0 Yadkin Datum). The Lake came up to 623.6 (654.7 YD) Tuesday after the storm had passed, about 4” below full pond.
Major Relief on Pier Repair Permitting - 9.10.18
EXCERPT FROM 2018 NC RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CODE