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Lake Norman Hydrilla Project – 2020 Grass Carp stocking

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, in cooperation with the Lake Norman Marine Commission, Duke Energy, and Charlotte Water, will be stocking 750 sterile grass carp at Lake Norman to control hydrilla, a particularly aggressive aquatic plant. 

 

DEQ approves water quality certification for Cashiers Lake project

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources (DWR) recently approved an individual 401 Water Quality Certification for Cashiers Canoe Club Development, LLC, for dredging and development activities that will impact roughly 10 acres on Cashiers Lake in Jackson County.

Water Quality Committee to hold meeting via WebEx March 31

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Chairman of the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) has called a special meeting of the Water Quality Committee to be held Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held via WebEx based on the current guidance to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

DEQ issues wastewater and stormwater permits for CPI facility in Southport

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Department of Environmental Quality recently issued two draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for CPI USA North Carolina, LLC to discharge wastewater and stormwater from its Southport Power Plant, located at 1281 Powerhouse Drive in Southport.

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