Drought News

Water Crisis 2008
A new series describing water supply in the Catawba River Basin.
2007 Drought Pictures
August 8, 2007
Alert: 2007 Drought Advisories
Pictures illustrating the impact of the drought can be viewed by clicking this link:
Catawba Tributaries Record Low Flows
Hickory Mandatory Water Restrictions
2007 Drought Impact Pictures
Declining Lake Levels
August 24, 2007 through September 27, 2007
Declining Lake Levels in Larger Catawba River Lakes
2007 Drought photos
Drought Impact on Lake James
2007 Drought ecological and economic impact
This short presentation depicts the ecological and economic impact of the 2007 drought to date.
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Report Pollution in the Catawba River

Help protect your River! 

Tell your Riverkeeper if you see:

  • Sewage Overflows
  • Failure to control sediment from construction sites
  • Illegal clearing of buffer areas
  • Fish kills 
  • Unpermitted discharges
  • Other issues that concern you

Click here to fill out a pollution reportor to report water pollution to Catawba Riverkeeper by phone, call 1-888-679-9494 or 704-679-9494.  In addition, to informing your Riverkeeper, you should also report spills or contamination to federal, state and local environmental officials.

To report South Carolina water pollution call 1-888-481-0125.

To report North Carolina spills or fish kills, call your local regional Department of Environment & Natural Resources office during normal business hours (704-663-1699 for most Catawba basin areas or (828) 296-4500 for Burke, Caldwell, McDowell and other mountain counties) or 800-858-0368 after hours.  (For more information on NC spill reporting, click here)

715 N. Church St., Suite 120 . Charlotte, NC 28202 . Phone: 704.679.9494 . Fax: 704.679.9559