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Lower Mountain Island Lake/Upper Lake Wylie Watershed
 Lower Mountain Island Lake/Upper Lake Wylie Location description: Western edge of Mecklenburg County where creeks drain directly to Catawba River and chain of lakes

A unique creek: Mountain Island Lake was named after an island that formed near the dam when it was built in 1924.

Approximate square miles of land:
6.57 square miles

Estimated population of this watershed:

1990

2000

2010

1,281

2,282

8,611


Drains into: Mountain Island Lake and Lake Wylie / Catawba River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Catawba River Tributary #2

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 4.869

Impaired lakes/river: None

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 149 structures are located within the floodplain

Land use:  
 Lower Mountain Island Lake/Upper Lake Wylie vicinity map

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

32.1%

14.4%

36.9%

0.7%

1.7%

2.1%

10.4%

1.7%


Landmarks: Mountain Island Library, Shuffletown Prairie Nature Preserve

Larger neighborhoods: Mt. Isle Harbor, Shuffletown 

Schools:

Name

Address

River Oaks Elementary

1015 Mt Holly Huntersville Rd


Large public parks/greenways:

Name

Address

HAYMARKET NATURE PRESERVE

11634 BROOKSHIRE BV

SHUFFLETOWN PRAIRIE NATURE PRESERVE

WINDING RIVER RD


Lower Mountain Island Lake/Upper Lake Wylie


Familiar site in this watershed:

Shuffletown Grill sign
Shuffletown Grill 

 

Shuffletown Grill
The Grill - a favorite hangout