Great Falls and Rocky Creek Lakes Page

Information, maps and links to these two small South Carolina lakes

Great Falls Lake - The oldest of the Catawba lakes in South Carolina, Great Falls is also the smallest of the eleven in the system. There is no public access to this lake but there are two hydroelectric stations.

 

 Rocky Creek Lake - The second smallest lake in the system, Rocky Creek's 847 surface acres sport 2 hydroelectric stations and supply water to Chester County, SC. There are three public boat ramps located on its 20 miles of shoreline.

 
For news about the S.C. portion of the Catawba River Basin click here.
 

 Statistical information and links to Duke Energy information about the lakes can be found here -> Lakes


FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP PROTECT THE CATAWBA RIVER AND WATEREE RIVERCLICK HERE.

 
 
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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.
Jun 23, 2015 Duke Agrees to Clean Up More N.C. Coal Ash, Others Left Behind
Additional sites bring commitment to about half of sites in state, but sites with majority of remaining ash and with majority of contaminated drinking water wells remain uncommitted for cleanups
Jun 22, 2015 EPA coal ash rule receives criticism
Neither industry nor environmentalists are happy about a new Environmental Protection Agency rule to manage coal ash, details of which were heard by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Wednesday.
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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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