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Jordan Lake, NC

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Lake Size: 13,940 Acres
Shoreline Length (Miles): 200 Miles
Deepest Depth: 66 feet
Latitude: 35.75
Longitude: -79.025
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 261 feet
Counties: Chatham County
Cities: Pittsboro
Lake Management: United States Army Corps of Engineers

Information: B. Everett Jordan Lake is a reservoir located west of Raleigh and south of Durham in Chatham County, North Carolina, in the United States of America. The reservoir was developed and is managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which dammed and flooded the Haw River and New Hope River between 1973 and 1983 as part of a flood control project prompted by a particularly damaging tropical storm that hit the region downstream in September 1945. Originally authorized in 1963 as the New Hope Lake Project, the reservoir was renamed in 1974 in memory of B. Everett Jordan, former North Carolina Senator. The reservoir covers 13,940 acres (56 kmĀ²) at its standard water level of 216 feet (66 m) above sea level. The reservoir is part of the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.
  
  • Miscellaneous Info
The Jordan Lake Dam (also known as the B. Everett Jordan Project and the New Hope Dam) is located at (B. Everett Jordan Dam) 4 miles (6 km) upstream from the mouth of the Haw River in the upper Cape Fear River drainage basin. The dam is 1,330 feet (405 m) in length and has a top elevation of 266.5 feet (81 m) above mean sea level.
 



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