Maps of the Catawba-Wateree Basin
Links to maps of the Catawba and Wateree Rivers are listed below (under the map of the basin):
- Upper Catawba River Basin Map - Interactive Google map with legend
- Lower Catawba-Wateree River Basin Map - Interactive Google map with legend
- Interactive SkyTruth map showing location of pollution incidents in the region
- General Map of Basin Showing Elevation Changes - jpg image
- USGS Map of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin - gif image
- Map of Catawba Basin Showing Sub-Watersheds - jpg image
- Map showing locations of withdrawals and returns - jpg image
- Map of North Carolina section of the Catawba showing sub-basins - jpg image
- Map of Catawba River Lakes and Dams - gif image
- Interactive educational map of the section of the Catawba River from Lake Wylie to Landsford Canal State Park - link to RiverVenture website
- Link to Google map of the Catawba Basin
- More maps of the Catawba-Wateree River basin - folder
Maps of Canoe and Kayak Access Points
(organized from the lower part of the basin to the upper part of the basin):
- Landsford Canal Park map - pdf map showing the location of the put-in and take-out as well as the major shoals in the River
- Catawba River Trail from Lake Wylie to Great Falls- map and description of access points and points of interest in pdf form
- South Fork River access points - web page access information
- Riverbend Park in Catawba County (Lookout Shoals Lake) - map in pdf form
- Upper Catawba River Trail brochure - page 1 Map and information in pdf form (large file alert)
- Upper Catawba River Trail brochure - page 2 Map and information in pdf form (large file alert)
- Wilson Creek Gorge - information and links in pdf form
- Catawba River Basin Whitewater Information compiled from American Whitewater site - This file in .doc form includes information about tributaries of the Catawba including the Johns River, Linville River, and Wilson Creek. Most of the sections described in this summary are serious whitewater for skilled paddlers only.
Water Quality Maps
- Interactive NCDENR Regional Offices Map: Learn which Regional Office to contact for faster service in NC.
- NCONEMAP.COM: The largest repository of shapefiles (GIS) for the state of North Carolina.
The State of North Carolina recently introduced three new mapping tools to check on the status of your local waterway:
- Map of Impaired Waters in the NC Section of the Catawba Basin in 2012 - This map can be used to not only find the overall integrated report rating for a stream but click through the arrows on the pop-up window (top right) and you will find the rating and information for each parameter that stream was monitored for. The 2014 Integrated Report map will be coming shortly. When looking at the impaired waters map, it is important to remember that actually 100% of the water is impaired in the basin because there are fish advisories for mercury levels in certain species of fish throughout the basin.
- Map of Impaired Waters in the NC Section of the Catawba Basin in 2010 - color map showing impaired waters in Upper and Charlotte area basin. 2010 data
- Map of Impaired Waters in the NC Section of the Catawba Basin in 2008 - color map showing impaired waters in Upper and Charlotte area basin. 2008 data
- Map of Impaired Waters in the NC Section of the Catawba Basin in 2006 - color map showing impaired waters in Upper and Charlotte area basin. 2006 data
- Find a Surface Water Classification Map (click here) - Use this map to click on a stream line to find what surface water classification is assigned to that stream segment.
- Find Your HUC (click here) - Use this map to find the Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) assigned to a particular area. This map includes 8-digit (Subbasins), 10-digit (watersheds), and 12-digit (subwatersheds) HUC levels.
NC Facility Maps
- Environmental Permit Application Tracker - Allows applicants and the public to check the status of pending environmental applications or plan approvals.
- Animal Feeding Operations Facility Map - Permitted swine, cattle, horse and wet poultry wastewater systems
- Groundwater Well Maps
- Underground Injection Control Facilities - Aquifer storage and recovery, geothermal heating and cooling, and groundwater remediation
- Other Permitted Wells Facilities - Large capacity water supply, monitoring and recovery wells and others
- Land Application - Non-discharge facilities, application fields and monitoring wells
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System - Wastewater
- Major NPDES Facility Map - NPDES facilities that discharge one million gallons or more of treated wastewater per day
- Minor NPDES Facility Map - NPDES facilities that discharge less than one million gallons of treated wastewater per day
- Stormwater Facility Map - Active and expired NPDES stormwater permits, no-exposure certifications and state stormwater permits
- Wetlands Permitting Maps - Issued and completed projects with a 401 water quality certification, isolated wetlands/waters permit, buffer authorization, and/or buffer variance for both Department of Transportation (DOT) and non-DOT projects