Maps of the Catawba-Wateree Basin

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Links to maps of the Catawba and Wateree Rivers are listed below (under the map of the basin):

Catawba-Wateree Basin Map from USGS

General Maps

Maps of Canoe and Kayak Access Points

(organized from the lower part of the basin to the upper part of the basin):


Water Quality Maps

  • Interactive NCDENR Regional Offices Map: Learn which Regional Office to contact for faster service in NC.
  • NCONEMAP.COM: The largest repository of shapefiles (GIS) for the state of North Carolina.
  • The State of North Carolina recently introduced three new mapping tools to check on the status of your local waterway:

  • Map of Impaired Waters in the NC Section of the Catawba Basin in 2012 - This map can be used to not only find the overall integrated report rating for a stream but click through the arrows on the pop-up window (top right) and you will find the rating and information for each parameter that stream was monitored for.  The 2014 Integrated Report map will be coming shortly. When looking at the impaired waters map, it is important to remember that actually 100% of the water is impaired in the basin because there are fish advisories for mercury levels in certain species of fish throughout the basin.

NC Facility Maps

  • Groundwater Well Maps
  • Land Application - Non-discharge facilities, application fields and monitoring wells
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System - Wastewater
  • Stormwater Facility Map - Active and expired NPDES stormwater permits, no-exposure certifications and state stormwater permits
  • Wetlands Permitting Maps - Issued and completed projects with a 401 water quality certification, isolated wetlands/waters permit, buffer authorization, and/or buffer variance for both Department of Transportation (DOT) and non-DOT projects  

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  • Sewage Overflows
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Click here to fill out a pollution report or 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)


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