Badin Lake


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Riverkeeper Will Scott: Clearing the water of High Rock

Salisbury Post

Date: 1/20/2018 9:03:00 PM

Fish kills on the Yadkin lakes aren’t just a part of the past; last summer, almost 2,000 fish were killed on Badin Lake after a slug of low-oxygen water was released from Tuckertown Lake. Where did that oxygen-free water come from? High Rock

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A crappie rig for winter fishing

North Carolina Sportsman

Date: 1/16/2018 6:25:00 AM

“I’ve found on Badin Lake, crappie hug the bottom during cold weather,” Edwards said. “My rig is simple, and it’s easy to pre-rig several to replace snagged rigs lost during a day of fishing.” Edwards uses a 3-foot length of 10-pound

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New Year, same lake: officials dispel myths surrounding High Rock Lake

Salisbury Post

Date: 1/6/2018 9:13:00 PM

High Rock Lake was built in the 1920s as a reservoir to capture water and maintain water levels of Badin Lake, located downstream on the Yadkin River. Alcoa’s aluminum smelting pots would need a constant supply of the hydroelectric power provided by

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Foster, Mary Lou Vaughn

Winston-Salem Journal

Date: 12/19/2017 9:07:00 PM

She was an avid and vocal Wake Forest fan, and loved to travel. She also loved spending time at their home at Badin Lake. Most of all, she was utterly devoted to her family and her husband's family, and nursed many of them in their older years. She had a

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Is High Rock the next catfish crown jewel?

North Carolina Sportsman

Date: 12/15/2017

Badin Lake on the Yadkin River chain in North Carolina has long been known as an excellent lake for blue catfish in the winter, but two reservoirs upstream, High Rock Lake seems poised to become the next winter hotspot. Guide Chris Nichols said High Rock

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• River: Yadkin River
• Surface Area: 5,350 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 190 feet
• Length: 115 Miles
Badin Lake is one of a series of lakes created by the damming of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River in the Uwharrie Lakes Region of the United States. The Badin Lake Dam was built in 1917 to support a local aluminum smelting plant (Alcoa Aluminum Company of America), and the associated community of Badin was named for the founder, Adrien Badin. Badin Lake is in the Piedmont area of North Carolina.. It is contained by Narrows Dam at the town of Badin, North Carolina. Sitting within a valley, the lake is very deep, with a maximum depth of 190 ft. The lake occupies 5,350 acres and has 115 miles of shoreline. Its waters have an average summer temperature of 84.4 °F and an average winter temperature of 50.6 °F. No ferries cross Badin Lake. The northernmost point of Morrow Mountain State Park is roughly 2 miles downstream from Narrows Dam. The lake lies within Stanly, Davidson, Montgomery, and Rowan counties. Much of the lake's eastern shoreline lies within the Uwharrie National Forest.
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