Upper Catawba River Basin Map

Map of the upper and middle portions of the Catawba River basin showing access points for canoes and kayaks, locations of major dischargers, locations of pollutions events and other places of interest.

 

Key:

Water icon

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

 

View Upper and Middle Catawba River Basin Map in a larger map

 

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News
May 26, 2015 Spring 2015 Lake Wateree Cleanup Nets 1,800 pounds of trash
On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, 16 volunteers put on cleanup show for those enjoying Wateree.
May 20, 2015 Court Temporarily Enjoins N.C. Mining and Energy Commission from Accepting or Processing Fracking Permits
Lawsuit Contends Legislative Appointments to the Commission Violate Separation of Powers in North Carolina Constitution
May 06, 2015 CRF Submits Coal Ash Permit Comments
These NPDES permits are the first up for renewal since the 2014 Dan River coal ash spill and are for all three sites in a 29-mile span of the Catawba River: Allen (Lake Wylie), Marshall (Lake Norman) and Riverbend (Mountain Island Lake
Apr 21, 2015 BREAKING: Residents Around Duke Coal Ash Sites Told Not to Drink Their Water
Letters sent to Duke Energy's neighbors after DENR's testing reveals contamination of groundwater wells.
Apr 21, 2015 Ask Your NC Legislator to Oppose HB 795
The NC General Assembly is proposing to gut the law (SEPA) that requires consideration of environmental costs and benefits when public money is spent or public land is used. This law has helped us expose wasteful projects that would harm the Catawba River and allowed us time to work out a better solution, including unnecessary inter-basin transfers and wasteful highway projects that would increase sprawl.
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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)

Alliances

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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