News About the Upper Catawba River Basin
Help us stop the elimination of North Carolina citizen commissions that provide a needed check on the power of the current administration and polluters. Please don't let the current adminstration turn North Carolina's citizen commissions into rubber stamps.
Multiple state standards in both North Carolina and South Carolina will be set in 2013, and there will be plenty of opportunities for important public comment.
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.
Each year, the Lake Hickory Covekeepers organize a cleanup in conjunction with Big Sweep on the first Saturday in October. In 2011, the cleanup was held on October 2.
You can help with the tests of water quality and clarity. Info below on how to get a “Secchi Disk” test kit
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently presented a draft version of the 2010 Catawba Basin Plan to the North Carolina Environmental Managment Commission.
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.
View our recent press release