Blewett Falls Lake
Blewett Falls Lake is a 2560-acre lake in the south-central part of the state between Wadesboro, NC and Rockingham, NC. The lake is the storage reservoir for the Blewett Falls Hydroelectric Dam and is located at approximately mile 195 on the Yadkin-Pee Dee River between Anson and Richmond counties in central North Carolina. The dam has a maximum height of about 50-feet above the river bed, and forms the Blewett Falls Lake.
The Blewett Falls development began operation in 1912 and is owned and operated by Progress Energy. The surface area of Blewett Falls Lake covers about 2560 acres at the normal full pool elevation of 178 feet above mean sea level. At full pool elevation, the lake contains approximately 34 linear miles of shoreline.
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Blewett Falls Lake - in the news
Catfish tournaments are being held at Blewett Falls Lake on a regular basis. For information on local tournaments, fishing reports, and the lastest happenings at Blewett, stop by Dave's Tackle Box in nearby Hamlet, NC.
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 25, 2010) – The Blewett Falls Public Fishing Area, located at the Blewett Falls Dam in Anson County, will be closed to fishing at various times for the next several weeks as workers install equipment to improve dissolved oxygen in the discharge below the Blewett Plant.
“The closures are necessary in order for workers to install the new equipment,” said Lawrence Dorsey, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologist. “Progress Energy will try to minimize the impacts to fishermen, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding.”
In the meantime, anglers wanting to fish in nearby waters can visit Hinson Lake, Hamlet City Lake and Indian Camp Lake, all located in Richmond County and within a 30-minute drive from Blewett Falls Dam.