Catawba River http://wfae.org en Utilities Seek To Address Catawba's Eventual Water Shortages http://wfae.org/post/utilities-seek-address-catawbas-eventual-water-shortages <p>Almost two million people in the Carolinas rely on the Catawba River, or the Wateree River, which it becomes in South Carolina. This week, the region’s water utilities released what they call the most significant plan for the Catawba’s water supply since reservoirs were built in the early 1900s.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:50:25 +0000 Ben Bradford 50955 at http://wfae.org Utilities Seek To Address Catawba's Eventual Water Shortages Community Battles Flood Waters In Cramerton http://wfae.org/post/community-battles-flood-waters-cramerton <p>The worst flooding in 40 years sent water from the South Fork Catawba River to the edge of homes and businesses in the Gaston County town of Cramerton early Monday, but a a community-wide sandbagging effort by volunteers appeared to prevent serious damage.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Water levels began dropping around sunrise, but authorities say they expect the river to remain above flood level for the rest of the day.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:05:52 +0000 Steve Lyttle & Joe DePriest & Elisabeth Arriero 32259 at http://wfae.org Community Battles Flood Waters In Cramerton Catawba Riverkeeper: State Of The River http://wfae.org/post/catawba-riverkeeper-state-river <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Catawba </span>Riverkeeper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Foundation works to protect the </span>Catawba-Wateree<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> River Basin's lakes, streams and rivers. The Foundation says that 1.7 million people in our region depend on the Catawba River. The Catawba has been labeled as “endangered” by multiple organizations in recent years, and in the past, we've discussed the reasons for that endangerment. Today, we'll check in with the Catawba </span>Riverkeeper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to find out the current state of the Catawba River, and about many of the issues the Catawba </span>Riverkeeper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Foundation is following, including water levels in the area due to all the rain we've been having, long term water quantity, and much more, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 31109 at http://wfae.org Catawba Riverkeeper: State Of The River Lawsuit Against Duke Ash Ponds Is A Reversal For State http://wfae.org/post/lawsuit-against-duke-ash-ponds-reversal-state <p>A recently shuttered coal plant sits on the Catawba River in Gaston County, and state environmental officials say it’s seeping heavy metals precariously close to Charlotte’s water supply. This week, the N.C. Division of Water Quality added that coal plant to a lawsuit against Duke Energy—the plant’s owner. The state has had evidence of violations for two years, but declined to act until recently.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:06:02 +0000 Ben Bradford 27939 at http://wfae.org Lawsuit Against Duke Ash Ponds Is A Reversal For State Emergency Officials Warn Residents On Catawba River About Rising Water http://wfae.org/post/emergency-officials-warn-residents-catawba-river-about-rising-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Residents along the Catawba River should remain vigilant through tonight for rising waters caused by this week’s heavy rains, Duke Energy and emergency management officials warned.</p><p>A road in Charlotte was blocked Tuesday and firefighters were going door-to-door warning people about flooding along the Catawba River.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 20:14:57 +0000 Joe Marusak & Cleve R. Wootson Jr./Charlotte Observer 26804 at http://wfae.org Emergency Officials Warn Residents On Catawba River About Rising Water