Research Paper On Catawba Pollution

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The Catawba River and Pollution
The majority of avid paddlers, especially those of us near the U.S. National Whitewater Center here in Charlotte, know that the water quality of the Catawba River is considered “sketchy.” We have grown used to seeing the occasional, inexplicably dead catfish along the river banks and do not seem to question it anymore. What we don’t always realize is that the water quality is much worse than we had originally thought. For example, untreated sewage spills and line leaks from new developments along the river end up contaminating the nearby water, and therefore affect everything downriver from the sites.
These contaminants are not even the most severe issue. The most pressing issue on the topic of Catawba contamination
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