Lake Norman Marine Commission

Lake Norman Marine Commission

Emergency InformationThe Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) consists of 5 members appointed by the Counties bordering Lake Norman—Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln and Mecklenburg. As defined by the North Carolina 1969 State Statute, the LNMC is responsible for taking appropriate responsibility for Lake Norman and its shoreline area for all matters relating to or affecting public recreation and water safety. As part of these duties the LNMC maintains a Navigational Marker System, encourages and promotes Boater Education, works with Duke Power on lake development as part of their FERC license requirements, developed and manages a long range Aquatic Plant Management Plan for Hydrilla and works with county, town and state government agencies as well as other organizations and the public in addressing important lake issues.

The Marine Commissioners are easily reachable by the general public and are open to your comments and suggestions. Please contact the Marine Commission to volunteer or express your suggestions or concerns about Lake Norman.

Latest News:


Boats ramps closed: Blythe Landing (4 of 6 ramps closed) and Ramsey Creek (2 of 4 ramps closed)

Next Lake Norman Marine Commission meeting is September 14, 2015; 7:00pm; Charles Mack Citizens Ctr.

Continued Hot Weather and Low Rainfall Puts Catawba-Wateree Basin in Stage 1 of Drought Protocol. Community Reminded to Conserve.

Community asked to help lessen impact of drought on Catawba- Wateree River lakes. Residents using lake water for irrigation asked to limit watering to two days per week. With lower lake levels, emphasis on safety for boating and recreation. Residents reminded to consider ways to save water.

Warm Conditions and Low Streamflow Puts Catawba-Wateree Basin in Drought Watch

2015 Boating Safety classes, navigation classes & free vessel safety inspections offered in the Lake Norman area.