Belews Lake

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Address:
299 Plummer Road
Stokesdale, NC 27357

About Belews Lake

Belews Lake is located in North Carolina, USA, about 30 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina. Stretching from Stokes, Forsyth and Rockingham, the lake is surrounded by Hanging Rock State Park, 15 miles northwest. The area is home to forests, waterfalls, mountains and streams, as well as a variety of wildlife such as deer, elk, coyotes, foxes, bears, wolves and coyotes.

The Belews Creek steam station was a coal-fired power station, and the storage tank was built to provide cooling water for the power plant's steam generators and a number of other industrial applications. The man, who is from Be Lews Lake, is covered by a series of rolling earth dams, each about 1.50 metres high. In some places the lake is 100 feet deep and can reach 130 feet above the dam.

The bays and bays are filled with water from the Belews Creek steam station and coal-fired power station, as well as a number of other sources.

In the past, Belews Lake was contaminated with selenium from the power plant, which led to reproductive disturbances and deformities in fish. In 1986, Duke Energy changed its approach and the Lenium was not released into the lake.

In August 2000, the fish consumption classification was lifted and Belews Lake was removed from the list of affected waters. Beles Lake is a unique fishing spot bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains. On a cool morning, the surface of the lake is covered with steam generated from the heat of a nearby power plant.

The effect is beautiful and eerie, and in autumn the foliage around the lake is fiery and lively, displacing the autumn leaves of the lakes.

Perch fishing is very popular, but catfish, cappie and panfish are also caught regularly. Signs around the lake recommend fishermen to limit themselves to one serving per week due to the low amount of selenium in the lake water.

Fishing is popular with boaters, nature lovers and adventurers, and popular activities include boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, fishing, camping, swimming and other outdoor activities.

Wildlife is abundant at Belews Lake: Canada geese have their autumn and winter quarters at the lake. Sometimes you can see beavers, and in the bays around the lakes you can often see divers and birds of prey.

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