News about the S.C. Portion of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin
Lake Wateree Covekeepers, Citizens Stand Up for Water Quality Regulations at Planning and Zoning Board Meeting
Agenda item considered eliminating buffers, other protections for Kershaw County
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation comments on the water monitoring plan (or lack thereof) for a granite quarry application.
Catawba Riverkeeper settled its lawsuit in August 2012
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.
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.
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.
You can help with the tests of water quality and clarity. Info below on how to get a “Secchi Disk” test kit
Water efficiency is our best source of affordable water and must be the backbone of water supply planning.
Students from Brevard College begin their journey down the mighty Catawba, from its headwaters to the Atlantic Ocean, on May 16.
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.