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Comments on Proposed Mine Draining to Lake Wateree

Comments on Proposed Mine Draining to Lake Wateree

Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation comments on the water monitoring plan (or lack thereof) for a granite quarry application.

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Another South Carolina Utility Agrees to Remove Coal Ash from River Shared by North and South Carolina

Another South Carolina Utility Agrees to Remove Coal Ash from River Shared by North and South Carolina

Santee Cooper will clean up coal ash near Myrtle Beach. In 2012, Catawba Riverkeeper settled suit with SCE&G to remove 2.4 million tons of coal ash from Catawba-Wateree River near Columbia.

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SCE&G and Catawba Riverkeeper Reach Settlement on Coal Ash Storage

SCE&G and Catawba Riverkeeper Reach Settlement on Coal Ash Storage

SCE&G agreed to a binding settlement requiring the closure of its ash pond and switching to dry ash handling in the future. It is hoped that this agreement will serve as a precedent for the closure of the four ash ponds operated by Duke Energy on the Catawba River.

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Catawba River One of Top 10 Endangered Places in the South

Catawba River One of Top 10 Endangered Places in the South

On January 26, 2012, the Southern Environmental Law Center announced its annual list of the Top 10 Endangered Places in the Solutheastern U.S. The Catawba-Wateree River was back on the list as the 3rd most endangered place in the Southeast because of the threats from coal ash, power plant water use and unnecessary reservoirs.

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Volunteers Begin Water Quality Tests

Volunteers Begin Water Quality Tests

You can help with the tests of water quality and clarity. Info below on how to get a “Secchi Disk” test kit

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Southeast Water Efficiency Policies

Water efficiency is our best source of affordable water and must be the backbone of water supply planning.

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Voice of the Rivers Program

Students from Brevard College begin their journey down the mighty Catawba, from its headwaters to the Atlantic Ocean, on May 16.

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REI helps launch Youth Kayaking program with Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

REI helps launch Youth Kayaking program with Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

REI awards CRF with a generous grant donation to help launch our 2009 youth kayak river expedition program to reach youth with the message of conservation and environmental stewardship.

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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)

 
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