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Catawba River in York County, aerial view. Photo: Nancy Pierce

Water for growth? River group raises the alarm

Projections are for the Catawba-Wateree River watershed to reach its capacity to provide water to the growing Charlotte region by 2065. With no state laws managing water rights, what happens?

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