Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group
Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group


Since it's incorporation in 2007, the CWWMG has initiated projects based its core objective of defining ways to ecologically preserve, extend, and enhance the capabilities of the Catawba and Wateree Rivers and designed to address the following specific goals.

  • Improve the region's ability to monitor and respond to droughts
  • Improve its understanding of landscape irrigation, one of the region's largest seasonal uses of water
  • Initiate systems to better coordinate and improve member communications with customers, state regulators, and other stakeholders
  • Develop and disseminate information to help the region better understand the importance of water and wastewater today and in the future
  • Further explore feasible approaches to extend the availability of water from the Catawba-Wateree River

Some projects are completed within one year while others, like the basin-wide Water Supply Master Plan span multiple years. 


Click on the links below to learn about each individual project.

Project Name Description Status
Sediment Monitoring Project

Sedimentation was measured over a five-year period at several strategic locations in the 11-lake system to verify long-term water storage loss assumptions in the water quantity model.

Water Use Efficiency Plan

Developed to set appropriate, measureable goals to drive water use efficiency improvements and develop a prioritized action plan to meet the established goals.

Raw Water Intake Contigency Plan

A two-phase project to evaluate and report on contingency opportunities for the 18 CWWMG members.


LIP Response Evaluation Project

Developing a consistent method to compare actual drought response to water savings goals established by the Low Inflow Protocol.

USGS Groundwater Well Project

To construct a groundwater-level monitoring network for the Basin to assist water managers in assessing hydrologic and water supply conditions.

Rhodhiss Tailrace Nutrient Study

Proposed to review and analyze the historic nutrient levels in Lake Rhodhiss.

Lakefront Smart Irrigation Study To quantify the amount of water withdrawn for irrigation by the lakeside properties, as well as look for ways to conserve the water supply. Completed
Public Information on Wise Water Use Campaign Accurate and timely information about regional water use. Completed
Safe Yield Research Project Tailored collaboration research project with the Water Research Foundation to define and enhance the safe yield of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin. Completed


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

10:00 AM,Regular Meeting

Lee S. Dukes Water Treatment Plant, Huntersville, NC

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