Strawberry Breeder, Assistant Professor
Department of Horticultural Science Jeremy Pattison in a strawberry field at the Piedmont Research Station. Photo by Marc Hall

Why Poor N.C Water Policy May Be Hurting More Than Just the Catawba

  Over the last few decades, North Carolina water policy regarding regulation and management of its various watersheds, has remained fairly unchanged. Yet, recently new energy and water demands resulting from rapidly increasing populations around urbanizing areas has forced N.C. policy makers and state legislatures to consider changes to the master water management plan for…

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Improving Catawba Water Management Increases Charlotte Utility Water Shelf Life

Recently, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area’s growth rate has exponentially increased. This is a subject that has received a substantial amount of focus due to the environmental stressing factors that rapid human expansion brings, but lately the main topic of focus concerning this unyielding growth rate has been how to restructure and reshape Charlotte water management. Until…


Who Owns the Catawba?

The Catawba River is a large river that originates in Western North Carolina and is named after the original Catawba indian tribe that settled along its banks centuries ago. The Catawba runs for an impressive 220 miles long making it one of the lengthier rivers in the Carolinas, and consequently, the main provider of utility…