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Mountain Island Lake
Smallest of three lakes bordering Mecklenburg County
• Formed in 1924 with construction of the Mountain Island
  Hydroelectric Station
• Total surface area of 2,788 acres
• 27 miles of shoreline in Mecklenburg County
• Primary water source for Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gastonia and  
  Mt. Holly
• Water stays in Mountain Island lake for 11 days before flowing
  into Lake Wylie
Mountain Island Lake intake area 

Mountain Island Lake Memorandum of Understanding