Due to dry weather patterns in 2002,
High Rock lake and other lakes on the Yadkin River chain suffered very low water
conditions. With the resent rains our lakes are back to normal.
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We have brand new aerial photos online
taken when HRL was at it's lowest point...
These photos are larger and higher than
Boat & Ski Club area of Goodman Lake
Crane Creek & Goodman Lake area
Duke Power Buck Steam Station and upper river area
High Rock Dam looking up river
Main channel with Crane Creek on right
Peeble Pont & Goodman Lake
Salisbury Water intake on Big Yadkin River with Little Yadkin River in
Southmont & Hwy 8
Upper river about mud flats looking down river
I-85 bridge looking up river during drought
Picture above by Tom Truell of Kernersville, NC
Aerial photo over High Rock Lake.
Right side of photo appears to be top of picture.
Someone has done damage to ALCOA property
by mowing a sad face in the landscape.
Goat Island from the air by Gary
8 Flat Swamp bridge
8 Flat Swamp bridge area large stump uncovered
8 Flat Swamp bridge area old roadbed uncovered
upstream from Hwy. 29 bridge at Spencer, NC.
This is main channel of Yadkin River about 2 miles
above High Rock Lake.
York Hill boat landing
is just to the right of this picture.
I-85 bridge looking up river during flood of March 2003
I-85 bridge looking at York Landing during flood of March 2003
Below four pictures are main channel of Yadkin River from I-85 bridge at
Spencer, NC. All three pictures are the same location. Look closely at top
picture above tree line on left. You can barely see the top of smoke stacks Duke
Power Company, of Buck Stream Station.
green sandbar is normally 8 to 9 feet below surface.
looking downstream picture is the right leg of main channel
I-85 looking downstream left leg of water and is called the "old River channel."
These 2 water ways come back together just below the steam station.
looking downstream Same location but a week later and less water.
this picture give you a sense of what the animal life is going through on Badin
and other lakes? This picture taken on August 15th. on Badin Lake 100 feet from
shore. The stench is great from the decaying of Tiger Mussels.
Island on High (Dry) Rock Lake
same point as above, this picture is looking more toward main channel of river.
Lighter gray is muck. Mr. Hilliard who owns the property below told me today
that 40 years ago at full pond the creek channel in front of his pier was 28
feet deep. With a lake draw down now of 20 feet there is a mud bottom. 8 feet of
silt and mud.
Island, Crane Creek area, from old Steel bridge area
Second Creek looking upstream away from Tamarac Marina area
himself at the Dutch Second Creek boat landing
Second Creek Wildlife landing
Swamp swimming access area
from High Rock Boat & Ski Club Be advised, you may launch boat but you
can't go far.
by Mike Gregory of Yachtsmans Point
Abbotts Creek in the Fosters Point Area. Submitted by Tim Byerly
photo taken by Mr. Donnie Roberts, Lexington Dispatch. Photo purchased from
Text added to photo by High-Rock.com
Photo taken by Salisbury Post during water drawdown on Badin lake in fall
if 2003. Shows old submerged concrete dam at Old Whitney on Badin Lake
Click here to see more low lake photos by www.SaveHighRockLake.org