John H. Kerr Reservoir

NORTH CAROLINA - VIRGINIA


Lake Level
302.80 FEET
6/23/2017
Full Pool: 300.0
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Buggs Island / John H Kerr Reservoir Lake Front Home set for Auction by Nicholls Auction Marketing Group

KITV News

Date: 6/15/2017 1:31:00 AM

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, June 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Nicholls Auction Marketing Group is honored to announce the auction of a 3 bedroom 4 bath lake front home on 3+ acres with a large outbuilding and 600+/- feet of water frontage on

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Fishing is better than ever at Buggs Island

The Gazette-Virginian

Date: 6/7/2017 5:52:00 AM

John H. Kerr Reservoir was once revered as one of bass fishing’s jewels of the east. National bass fishing organizations made Clarksville and South Hill into “Tournament Towns” on the weekends. Known by many as Buggs Island, this 49,000 acre lake was

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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies

EPA

Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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Pump problems lead to Oxford and Henderson water conservation requests

WNCN

Date: 6/5/2017 5:46:00 PM

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Google maps image of Kerr Lake. HENDERSON, N.C. (WNCN) — A water

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Virginia is seeing more tornadoes than usual this year, but it's not a sign of a trend

Richmond.com

Date: 5/5/2017 1:00:00 AM

Eighteen tornadoes have spun across Virginia so far this year, which is more than any year since 2011. But most of this year’s tornadoes have been very brief, and none has reached the kind of intensity that brought severe damage to several communities

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• River: Roanoke River
• Length: 800 Miles
• Surface Area: 48,900 Acres
• Volume: 3,364,500 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 30 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 100 feet
Kerr Lake (officially John H. Kerr Reservoir, also known as Bugg's Island Lake) is a reservoir along the border of the U.S. states of North Carolina and Virginia created by the John H. Kerr Dam. The dam construction started in 1947 and took 2,100+ workers in three shifts, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, more than four years to complete, and was finished in 1952 to produce electricity and to provide flood control. It is the largest reservoir in Virginia. It is owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers. It is located in parts of Vance, Granville, and Warren counties in North Carolina, and Mecklenburg, Charlotte, and Halifax counties in Virginia. At its maximum capacity, it is one of the largest reservoirs in the Southeastern United States. The lake has over 850 miles of shoreline and covers approximately 50,000 acres (200 km²). The lake is named for Congressman John H. Kerr of North Carolina, who supported the original creation of the lake.

The lake is an impoundment of the Roanoke River (also called the Staunton River in Virginia). The Dan River and several smaller creeks also feed the lake. The lake is upstream of Lake Gaston. Just downstream from the current John H. Kerr Dam, and still visible from the viewing platform below the dam at Tailrace Park, lies Buggs Island, named for Samuel Bugg, an early settler. North Carolinians know this body of water as Kerr Lake. Virginians know it as Buggs Island Lake or Buggs Island Reservoir.

Camping is a popular activity, with many campsites (run by the Army Corps of Engineers, North Carolina State Parks and Virginia State Parks) lining the shore including Kimball Point, North Bend Park, County Line, Hibernia, and others. Campsites for both tents and RVs are available. Jet-skiing and water-tubing occur often on the lake. Recreational motor boating and sailing also occur on the lake, with three privately operated marinas available: Steele Creek and Satterwhite Point (in North Carolina) and Clarksville (in Virginia). These marinas have rental slips for sail and motor boats, with additional amenities including fuel docks, marina stores, and some organized yacht clubs. The Carolina Sailing Club stages monthly regattas for several one-design sailing classes from April through October.
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