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No Swim Advisory lifted for cove adjacent to Jetton Park

July 10. The No Swim Advisory issued on July 5 for a cove next to Jetton Park has been lifted. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Service blamed a pipe failure for causing the overflow. The pipe has been repaired, and water tests indicate the spill has dissipated. The 875 gallon spill was the third such incident in […]

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Sewage spill in cove adjacent to Jetton Park

July 5. There’s been another sewage spill in Lake Norman, this time in a cove between Jetton Park and Halyard Pointe/Double Eagle in The Peninsula. A pipe failure on July 4 caused the overflow, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSW). It’s the third spill in five weeks in Cornelius waters. The new spill is […]

Photo: NC Newsline/Lori Dalton, Cancer Cluster Army group

A pipe failure is at the center of a legal impasse

June 28. By Lisa Sorg/NC Newsline. For the past three years, a sinkhole in a Mooresville parking lot has released coal ash into a tributary of Lake Norman, in part because of a legal impasse about who is responsible — the property owners or Duke Energy — for repairing the damage. The cause, says a […]

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No-swim advisory lifted for cove between Nautique and Baltic

June 16. The “No Swim Advisory” due to a sewage spill at a cove near Nautique Boulevard has been lifted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. It was roughly 8,000 gallons, more than 10 times larger than any spill in Cornelius waters last year. It occurred at a private sanitary sewer manhole located at 21328 Nautique […]

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Sewage spill near Nautique Blvd. is about 8,000 gallons

June 11. A “No Swim Advisory” has been issued for a cove near Nautique Boulevard due to a sewage spill. At approximately 8,000 gallons, it’s more than 10 times larger than any spill in Cornelius waters last year. It occurred at a private sanitary sewer manhole located at 21328 Nautique Boulevard. The discharge was caused […]

Torrence Chapel Estates Circle

No swim advisory lifted after test

June 1. The no swimming advisory for Knox Cove near Torrence Chapel Estates Circle has been lifted after laboratory results indicated bacteria counts were within safe limits. On Saturday we reported roughly 460 gallons of sewage spilled into the lake due to a damaged pipe on Torrence Chapel Estates Circle. The damage was caused by […]

Torrence Chapel Estates Circle

Sewage spill off Torrence Chapel Estates Circle

May 29. [UPDATED May 30] Roughly 460 gallons of sewage spilled into Lake Norman from a damaged pipe on Torrence Chapel Estates Circle on Saturday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS). A “No Swimming” advisory is in effect on Knox Cove. [New] CMSWS on Tuesday morning said the no swim advisory remains in effect. […]

Eryn Molloy with Duke Energy holds a fish

Reverse fishing at Blythe Landing

May 5. The Lake Norman Marine Commission and Duke Energy received a shipment of sterile grass carp Thursday and dumped it straight into Lake Norman. The sterile carp can eat up to three times their body weight in hydrilla—invasive aquatic weeds—every day. The number of fish introduced each year is based on surveys of weed […]

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services hosts ‘Creek Week’

March 21. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services and its partners are hosting a series of events March 18-25 to take a closer look “Into the Waters,” according to a CMSWS press release today. There will be more than 20 educational and volunteer opportunities available for all ages including: —Make a rain barrel —Clean a stream near […]

Public hearing for Colonial water treatment plant application

Dec. 7. NC Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing on Colonial Pipeline’s permit application for a permanent water treatment plant in Huntersville near the gasoline spill. While the date and location has not been set, it will likely be in mid-to-late January at CPCC’s Huntersville auditorium, according to NC Sen. Natasha Marcus. […]