Does the presence of "trace amounts" of coal ash in Kerr Lake really mean there's coal ash there? That question seems to have North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources scrambling to put a "no coal ash" spin on its Director of Water Resources comments earlier this week.
Henderson, Oxford and Warren County might soon be paying more for water. The Kerr Lake Regional Water System, which sets the rates for the three regional partners, could increase their rate by 5 percent for the next fiscal year to make up for the system's decreasing sales.
Downlake on Buggs Island Lake, bass are looking to nest in the back of creeks and coves. They are also present on secondary points, where Carolina-rigged lizards will take some good fish. With the water level at 302 and water temperature still in the mid 60s, the brush is flooded and bass are holding near the buckbrush, around spawning sites
We often talk about invasive species in our posts, most often plants. However, a new invader crustacean is threatening North Carolina and Virginia waters. The Rusty Crayfish, an invasive crayfish, has invaded the Catawba and Broad Rivers and associated water bodies in western North Carolina.
Camping rates hiked for Virginia state parks. Affects rates for Occoneechee State Park and Staunton River State Park in the Virginia State Parks system. Added only as a FAQ sheet to an 8-page "Year in Review" report by VA State Parks Director Joe Elton, the quietly announced park rate hike has already taken effect.