News About the Upper Catawba River Basin

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Foxes Seek Complete Control of Hen House

Foxes Seek Complete Control of Hen House

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.

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Nutrients Take Center Stage in Early 2013

Nutrients Take Center Stage in Early 2013

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.

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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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Hickory Covekeepers Cleanup

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.

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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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Draft 2010 Catawba Basin Plan Released

Draft 2010 Catawba Basin Plan Released

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.

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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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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