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Beverly Eaves Perdue, Governor Dee Freeman, Secretary
N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Release: Immediate Contact: Charlie Peek
Date: 2012-12-03 Phone: (919) 218-4622

Lake Norman State Park will drain small impoundment for maintenance

RALEIGH -- Lake Norman State Park will initiate a drawdown of a 33-acre impoundment this month, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

The draining of the small lake, impounded by a dam at the edge of Lake Norman, will result in limited visitor access to its shoreline.

The drawdown is necessary to allow researchers to collect information on sediments in the impoundment and to perform routine maintenance, which will control weeds and improve the fishery. The impoundment will be refilled as soon as possible depending on precipitation levels. Hiking trails in the area will not be affected.

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