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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Apr 18, 2016 Catawba Riverkeeper Submits Coal Ash Risk Classification Comments for Allen (Lake Wylie) and Marshall (Lake Norman)
DEQ risk classifications will determine whether or not sites have to be cleaned up
Mar 29, 2016 Catawba Riverkeeper Files Motion to Protect Mountain Island Lake from Duke Energy’s Coal Ash Pollution
Duke appeals Riverbend permit, Catawba Riverkeeper (represented by Southern Environmental Law Center) files to intervene, especially given that CRF is still a plaintiff in two active lawsuits regarding Riverbend
Mar 21, 2016 BREAKING: RESIDENTS NEAR COAL ASH PONDS RECEIVE LETTERS SAYING 'DO NOT DRINK' ADVISORY LIFTED FOR THEIR DRINKING WATER WELLS.
STATE ERRS IN LIFTING DO NOT DRINK ORDERS AS WELLS HAVE 10s TO 100s TIMES MORE METALS LEVELS COMPARED TO PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS; CONTAMINATION HAS RENDERED WELLS NOT “SUITABLE FOR CONSUMPTION” BY STATE’S OWN DEFINITION
Jan 13, 2016 1,000 Pounds of Trash Removed from Briar Creek
15 volunteers clean up one of Charlotte’s major urban sub-basins of the Catawba River.
Jan 01, 2016 DEQ Does Not Classify All Coal Ash Sites By Deadline
Allen (Lake Wylie) and Marshall (Lake Norman) will be 'low' or 'intermediate' risk, though DEQ staff had internally recommended a 'high' rating
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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)

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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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