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Lake Norman Watershed
Location description: Northwestern tip of Mecklenburg County where storm water runoff drains directly into Lake Norman. Includes portions of Cornelius and Davidson. 

A unique creek/lake: Nearly 59 percent of this watershed is water (mostly coves). Lake Norman is the largest manmade lake in North Carolina.

Approximate square miles of land: 21.44 square miles

Estimated population of this watershed: 

 Lake Norman
Lake Norman shoreline

1990

2000

2010

6,714

12,579

16,698


Drains into: Lake Norman / Catawba River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: No named creeks

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 0

Impaired lake/river: none

Reason for impairment:

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 180 structures are located within the floodplain

Land use:
 Lake Norman vicinity map

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

5.2%

4.2%

26.5%

0.5%

1.6%

2.6%

58.8%

0.6%


Landmarks: Cornelius Library, Lake Norman YMCA, McGuire nuclear power station

Larger neighborhoods: The Peninsula, Davidson Landing

Zip Codes: 28031, 28036, 28078

Schools:

Name

Address

Community School of Davidson

565 Griffith Rd


Large public parks/greenways: Jetton Park, Ramsey Creek Park, Blythe Landing

Lake Norman Watershed map


Lake Norman is a favorite recreation spot
 Boat landing at Lake Norman Girl fishing at Lake Norman Jetton Park sign at Lake Norman