South Carolina and North Carolina have ended a lawsuit over water withdrawal from the Catawba-Wateree River Basin and agreed to a joint plan to regulate water withdrawal from the river. The dispute involved a proposed withdrawal of water from the Catawba River by a North Carolina city that is in a different river basin, commonly referred to as an “inter-basin transfer.”
The lawsuit, and the settlement, could have long-term implications for the Upstate. The Greenville area, which is in the Saluda-Reedy River basin, withdraws water from Lake Keowee, a part of the Savannah River basin.
Read the full report on the settlement at GSA Business.