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LakesOnline.com is a resource for lake and reservoir information. We currently have 1636 lake sites in the United States. Lakes Online is the largest online community for lake enthusiasts. Comprising of free memberships, members can participate in free boat classifieds, news and level alerts, forums, photo sharing and much more. Find your favorite lake and become a member. It's a good way to meet your lake neighbors!
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The lake also supports Riverbend Steam Station by cooling the steam that drives the turbines and provides a dependable water supply for Mount Holly, Gastonia and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina.

Mountain Island Lake is a lake northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina created in 1924 to coincide with the building of Mountain Island Hydroelectric Station. It is named after the mountain which appears as an island in the lake, and the surrounding area is identified by the lake's name. The shape of the lake follows the meander of the Catawba river's course, dammed near the Mount Holly Wastewater Plant. Full pond elevation is approximately 647.5 feet. The lake has around 3,281 acres of surface area and 61 miles of shoreline.
Mountain Island Lake is fed by the Catawba River, and is the smallest of the three man-made lakes that border Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (Lake Norman, and Lake Wylie). Mountain Island Lake is managed by Charlotte-based company Duke Energy. The primary function of Mountain Island Lake is to provide drinking water for over 800,000 residents of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, as well as Mount Holly and Gastonia, Gaston County. The lake is also accessible to the public for boating and fishing use. There are two boating access areas on the lake and a tailrace fishing platform for bank fishing in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources is planning a consent order for Duke Energy plants on the lake which have left local groundwater contaminated with high levels of heavy metals such as arsenic and cobalt. The discharge has come from a lack of lining in older coal ash ponds containing namesake waste which threatens the water quality of Mountain Island Lake's ecosystem and has as of August 2013 warranted over $99,000 worth of fines.

Lakes Online Website for Mountain Island Lake: Mountain-Island.LakesOnline.com.

TOP 10 LAKES ONLINE BY MEMBERS
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4. Smith Lake (AL) 1,850 Members
5. Weiss Lake (AL GA) 1,620 Members
6. Lake Travis (TX) 1,314 Members
7. Lake Hartwell (GA SC) 1,105 Members
8. Lake Conroe (TX) 684 Members
9. Table Rock Lake (MO) 622 Members
10. Lake Eufaula (AL GA) 613 Members

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The colored dots on this map depict streamflow conditions as a percentile, which is computed from the period of record for the current day of the year. Only stations with at least 30 years of record are used. The gray circles indicate other stations that were not ranked in percentiles either because they have fewer than 30 years of record or because they report parameters other than streamflow. Some stations, for example, measure stage only.
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