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 Catawba River Basin in the News

This page includes links to articles about the Catawba River Basin.  If there is an article you would like to include on this site, e-mail to Melanie Williams.

Part of Lake Norman off limits after sewage spill

Charlotte Observer Posted: December 28, 2012;  Written by: The Associated Press

DENVER, N.C. People are being warned to stay away from part of Lake Norman after a spill of thousands of gallons of sewage and wastewater.  The Lincoln County Health Department says residents shouldn't have contact with the water near an unnamed cove in the 4400 block of Burton Lane in Denver for the next few days.

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Report: Power plants stressing Catawba River

Lake Wylie Pilot Posted: November 22, 2011;  Written by: John Marks

Union of Concerned Scientists last week released the report, “Freshwater Use by U.S. Power Plants: Electricity’s Thirst for a Precious Resource,” listing two areas of the Catawba River among the hardest hit watersheds nationwide by power plant withdrawals. Both the upper Catawba and South Fork Catawba made the list.

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Nearly 300 Bass Killed Near Lake Norman Plant

Charlotte Observer Posted: August 2, 2011;  Written by: Bruce Henderson

Nearly 300 dead striped bass have been found since Friday in Lake Norman near the McGuire nuclear plant, Duke Energy reported Monday.

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 Big Sweep Nets Tons of Trash

Charlotte Observer Posted: October 17, 2010;  Written by: Erica Batten

257 volunteers boat and wade to Lake Norman islands and edges for cleanup.  Learn more about NC's Big Sweep annual initiative at www.ncbigsweep.org.

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Large Lake Norman Tract to be Conserved

Charlotte Observer Posted: December 19, 2010;  Written by: Joe Marusak

SHERRILLS FORD The Catawba Lands Conservancy plans to conserve 719 Catawba County acres at Lake Norman by month's end, including one of the lake's largest undeveloped tracts, known as Mountain Creek.

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/12/19/1916064/large-lake-norman-tract-to-be.html#ixzz1AGcomTex

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