Category: Stormwater

By Brandon Jones, Catawba Riverkeeper On November 12th, heavy rainfall across the basin resulted in record flooding, property damage, and fatalities. Parts of the basin experienced similar flooding in February of this year and inContinue reading

Since the February 6 storm dropped almost half a foot of rain on the upper Catawba basin, we have received numerous calls about the color and clarity of Lake Norman. Long time residents told usContinue reading

Have you heard the news? Three “Litter Gitters” have been installed on local creeks in Charlotte! These trash collecting devices by the Osprey Initiative, are keeping trash from going further downstream into our lakes, rivers,Continue reading

Little Sugar Creek flooding 9/16/18

The storms starting at the end of last week have brought rain and flooding to the Piedmont. Rain gages along the river recorded 6 to 9 inches from Marion to Statesville.  Charlotte and Rock HillContinue reading

Mapping Perfect Storm

Pollution and water don’t mix — unless you live in the Carolinas, place major pollution sources in floodplains or too close to water, have a hurricane with heavy rain, and flood those pollution sources. RiverkeeperContinue reading