Hydro Project Relicensing Library

FERC Website
On the FERC website other comments and facts are available for viewing.
Hydropower Relicensing Draft Environmental Impact Statement
 
CRF EA Comments to FERC
 
2008 CRF Relicensing Env Analysis Comments
 
2009 CWRC DEIS Comments Final
 
Catawba Riverkeeper comments on DEIS (5-11-2009)
 
2009 Petition for Hearing SC certification
 
Catawba-Wateree 401 Cover Letter
 
Catawba-Wateree 401 Certification
 
401 Comments to DHEC
 
National Marine Fisheries Recommendations
 
NREA Comments
 
2006 CHEOPS Model Report
Summary of information about the CHEOPS model used by Duke to predict water flow information in the Catawba-Wateree basin.
Final Environmental Impact Statement - Cover & Table of Contents
Cover page and table of contents for July 2009 Final Environmental Impact Statement from FERC.
Final Environmental Impact Statement - Environmental Impact Section
This document includes the section of the Final Environmental Impact Statement summarizing the environmental effects of the project, including the general environmental setting in the Catawba-Wateree Project vicinity and any environmental resources that could be cumulatively affected by relicensing the project, each affected environmental resource, figures showing land use and unique natural resources, existing conditions of each natural resource, and the environmental effects of the proposed project.
Final Environmental Impact Statement - Conclusions and Recommendations
This document contains the conclusions and recommendations of the July 2009 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the project.
2010 EPA Letter to NCDENR
 
2010 Press Release Re: EPA No Land for Flows
 
Court Reverses Decision on Water Quality Certification for Duke Hydro Project
On December 12, 2012, the South Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion reversing a decision in favor of Duke Energy that South Carolina had waived its right to issue (or deny) water quality certification for the 13 hyrdro-electric stations on the Catawba-Wateree River. This decision is likely to further delay the ultimate decision by FERC on whether to grant a new license to Duke for the project.
SC Court Reverses Water Quality Decision for Duke Hydro Project
On December 12, 2012, the South Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion reversing a decision in favor of Duke Energy that South Carolina had waived its right to issue (or deny) water quality certification for the 13 hyrdro-electric stations on the Catawba-Wateree River.
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Jan 25, 2017 NC Riverkeeper Report
From the perspectives of 12 NC Riverkeepers, this report discusses how multiple environmental issues pose challenges in the pursuit of clean, plentiful water. Whether you are in North Carolina or downstream in South Carolina, read this report about the state of environmental enforcement.
Dec 13, 2016 Community Foundation of Gaston County grants $5,000 to CRF for Riverkeeper Program
The Community Foundation will fund Catawba Riverkeeper's work in Gaston County.
Dec 12, 2016 A Successful Launch of our Water Education Program at Great Falls Elementary
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation in partnership with 4-H Clemson Cooperative Extension successfully completed our pilot Education Outreach Program with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students from Great Falls Elementary.
Sep 27, 2016 Lake Wateree Fall Cleanup a Sweeping Success
86 volunteers collected 5,490 pounds of trash from Lake Wateree
Jun 13, 2016 Dozens of Youth Reached in Water Education Outreach Program Pilot Lessons
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Fish consumption advisories have been issued throughout the Catawba-Wateree River basin.  Many of these advisories are the result of testing initiated by Catawba Riverkeeper and confirmed by state and local officials.  For a chart identifying fish types with the applicable advisories for the Charlotte area, click here.   For more information about the fish advisories, click here.

 
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