Category: Stormwater

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

September 20, 2018 7-Day Observed Precipitation

Hurricane Florence barreled west from Wilmington, and while much of the Catawba River basin received some rain, the heavy rain with Florence’s remnants peeled north before soaking the Catawba. Almost one foot of rain fellContinue reading

Long Creek Sewer Spill

Few things are as appalling as a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO). Ripe with bacteria, industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutrients and more, it is one source of water quality degradation and contamination that becomes a skin contactContinue reading