Catawba History

Information about the history of the Catawba River basin.

Early History of Davidson and Lake Norman Area
Information about early settlement in the Davidson and Lake Norman area.
Early History of Davidson and Lake Norman Area
Information about early settlement in the Davidson and Lake Norman area.
Murray's Mill in Catawba County
Murray's Mill in Catawba County
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Jul 06, 2015 Residents questions Duke Energy about safety of well water
Tuesday night state leaders told a crowd of concerned homeowners they're testing the groundwater near Duke coal ash ponds and miles away from the sites to determine if Duke Energy or Mother Nature is to blame.
Jul 02, 2015 Audience at coal ash, drinking water forum hear conflicting views
Residents near Duke Energy coal ash ponds came to a meeting Tuesday evening for answers. Instead, they got conflicting science lessons.
Jun 29, 2015 Google to build a big data center at an old coal plant in Alabama
Google plans to build its first new U.S. data center in eight years at an aging coal plant in rural Alabama, the search engine giant announced Wednesday at a press conference outside of the new site. The data center in Jackson County will cost $600 million to build and will create 100 jobs for the region.
Jun 26, 2015 North Carolina Legislature could gut lake, river protections
When we think of the Neuse River, most of us conjure up images of leafy banks, sandy beaches and placid waters ideal for canoeing and kayaking, not thousands of dead fish floating on the surface.
Jun 25, 2015 Duke Energy proposes full excavation of 12 additional coal ash basins in North Carolina
Building on the momentum of coal ash excavation work already underway at several Carolinas sites, Duke Energy today recommended full excavation of an additional 12 coal ash basins in North Carolina. The material would be safely reused in lined structural fills or permanently disposed in lined landfills. While this is a step in the right direction, we need to further the clean-up efforts in the Catawba River Basin.
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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 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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The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is a proud member of EarthShare North Carolina, the North Carolina Conservation Network, River Network and the Waterkeeper Alliance.  It also in in an alliance with Clean Air Carolina to address issues, such as sprawl, that cause air and water problems.

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