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Mountain Island Lake
Smallest of three lakes bordering Mecklenburg County
• Formed in 1924 with construction of the Mountain Island
  Hydroelectric Station
• Total surface area of 2,788 acres
• 27 miles of shoreline in Mecklenburg County
• Primary water source for Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gastonia and  
  Mt. Holly
• Water stays in Mountain Island lake for 11 days before flowing
  into Lake Wylie
Mountain Island Lake intake area 

Mountain Island Lake Memorandum of Understanding

Lake Use Support Index (LUSI) map for Mountain Island Lake

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