Lower Catawba-Wateree River Basin Map

Map of the lower Catawba-Wateree River basin showing access points for canoes and kayaks, locations or major discharges, locations of pollution events and other places of interest.



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Canoe and kayak access point where you can put-in or take-out a canoe or kayak


Coal fired powerplant iconLocation of coal-fired powerplant

Nuclear iconLocation of nuclear powerplant

Red pushpin iconDischarge point of pollutants


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NC DEQ (formerly DENR) reduces proposed fine 98%, seeks to stop enforcement at all 14 coal ash sites statewide
Sep 21, 2015 Wateree Volunteers Remove 3,400 Pounds of Trash
Forty-five volunteers turn out to two sites for second annual Wateree Riversweep
Sep 01, 2015 Troubled Waters: Protecting Charlotte's Most Endangered Resource
We recently had a chat with Emilee Syrewicze, the new Executive Director of the Catawba Riverkeeper. She filled us in on the state of the basin, how we can help improve it, and her favorite places to paddle along its shores.
Aug 26, 2015 Neighborhood Fighting Big-Box Development
Franklin Woods, Gardner Woods, Garner Park and Sedgefiled neighborhoods near Duhart's Creek on Lake Wylie are coming together to fight the most recent (of many) attempts to build a big-box store in an environmentally sensitive location.
Aug 20, 2015 Summer Youth Kayak & Education Reaches 347 Kids in 2015
The program teaches under-privileged and inner-city youth about the natural environment as well as water safety and kayak skills. The kids are then put ON the Catawba River to see and experience everything they learned!
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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 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)


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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