IBT Documents

Library of information about inter-basin transfer issues.

IBT Petition
Possible federal District Court Causes of Action
Concord-Kannapolis IBT Document
Lancaster IBT Opposition Map
March, 2006 map
2007 IBT Resolution
McMaster IBT Letter to Attorney General Cooper
Materials in Support of Concord IBT from Glenn Dunn
EMC IBT Hearing Transcript 1
EMC IBT Hearing Transcript 2
EMC IBT Hearing Transcript 3
Jan. 20, 2007 Concord-Kannapolis IBT Certificate
Upper Catawba Cities Catawba Coalition PCCH Petition for Hearing
Memorandum in Support of State Mot. to Dis and Mot. for more Definite Statement
Press Release by CRF
Motion for Preliminary Injuction by SC in Supreme Court
Concord-Kannapolis Motion to dismiss Riverkeeper Intervention
Memo in Oposition to Motions to Dismiss and Motion for a more Definite Statement
NC Consv Council Letter to Governor
Concord-Kannapolis Response to RPDS Document
Response to Riverkeeper's First RFPs
Concord-Kannapolis Responses
Concord-Kannapolis Expert Report
Article: Battle Over Eastern Water
Citizen Suit Article
Concord-Kannapolis IBT Powerpoint
Dr. Brzorad IBT Comments
Dr. Fearn's Analysis
Duke Concord-Kannapolis Letter
Great Lakes Sustainable Water Use Aggreement
IBT Schedule
IBT Update Powerpoint
Lincoln County IBT Letter to Duke
Petition for Contested Case Hearing
Santee Cooper FERC Application
SC AG Injuction on Concord-Kannapolis IBT
Updated Duke Comments on IBT
Statement by S.C. Attorney General
Statement by Attorney General explaining the justification for the IBT lawsuit and for opposing the 401 certification of discharge from the Duke Hydropower project.
2010 Con/Kan IBT Resolution Press Release
Establishing significant reductions in the amount of water transferred out of the Catawba River during drought conditions has enabled the Protect the Catawba Coalition and Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Inc. to reach an agreement with the cities of Concord and Kannapolis to resolve the appeal of the Interbasin Transfer (IBT) granted Concord and Kannapolis by the State of North Carolina.
U.S. Supreme Court Decision allowing parties to intervene
On January 20, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision allowing Duke Energy and Catawba River Water Supply Project, but not the city of Charlotte, to intervene in the case filed by South Carolina against North Carolina in the United States Supreme Court.
Vermont Law Review Report on Supreme Court Ruling
Complete Supreme Court Settlement Agreement Language
CRF and AR Comments on VanWyck Dam
Comments submitted by Catawba Riverkeeper and American Rivers in opposition to the 92 acre, +1 billion gallon reservoir in Lancaster County, SC.
EPA Comments on VanWyck Dam
US EPA's comments raise concerns and oppose the proposed dam project.
Joint Public Notice of Van Wyck Proposed Dam
The original announcement requesting public comments regarding the proposed dam along the Catawba River in Lancaster County, SC.
Bi-State Advisory Commission Letter
Letter requesting to learn more about the proposed dam project at a special meeting on Oct. 7, 2011.
Dec 2011 Concord Res New Customer Water Supply
December 2011 resolution by City of Concord showing compliance with one of the terms of the IBT settlement agreement to ban additional water customers outside the municipal service limit.
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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.
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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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