Fish kill remains a mystery
CHARLOTTE -- Rusty Rozzelle, Storm Water Services/County Water Quality program manager for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, said via e-mail Monday that water-quality experts are still unsure what caused a 2,000 fish kill reported Friday in the Catawba River, just north of Lake Wylie along a 2 1/2-mile section of the river south of N.C. 27 and north of Wilkinson Boulevard.
Water quality is normal, samples showed Friday, according to the news release from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. More fish are not dying, and live fish have been seen in the area of the kill, the release states.
Because the cause of the kill is not known, swimmers, boaters and anglers remain under advisory to use discretion in Gaston and Mecklenburg counties in that area, the release states. The agency and the N.C. Division of Water Quality are investigating the kill. Results are expected Friday.
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One more Allison Creek project meeting set
ROCK HILL -- Residents living near the 2,300-acre proposed Crescent Resources and Allison Creek Partners re-zoning project will have one more chance June 16 to comment on changes to the 1,400-acre proposed mixed-use development near Allison Creek during the York County Council meeting at 6 p.m. in York.
Councilman Tom Smith, who has been pushing for this type of large development and lake protection since before he started on the county council two years ago, said he'd like to see some of the concerns raised in a previous public hearing addressed in the development agreement with the county.
To request a copy of the detailed contract between the county and the developers visit the County Planning Department at 1070 Heckle Blvd. in Rock Hill or call (803) 909-7240.
-- The Herald
Look for updates throughout the week at lakewyliepilot.com.
Stay abreast of mine probe
CLOVER -- ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, announces it has launched a Web site -- HenrysKnobEnvironmentalForum.com -- to keep members of the Clover community and York County informed about the remedial investigation of the Henry's Knob former mine site.
"The Web site was built specifically for this community," said Elaine Hammick, ABB's senior environmental engineer and project manager for the site.
Hammick said answers to frequently asked questions are included, as well the ability to write in questions and concerns. Contaminants at the site resulted from the mining of kyanite, a mineral used for its insulation qualities. The contaminants are in the form of acid mine runoff and mine tailings. ABB is currently investigating potential impacts on groundwater and residential wells.
Parkinson's support group to meet
LAKE WYLIE -- The Western York County Parkinson's Support Group will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. June 12 at Lake Wylie Assisted Living, 4877 Charlotte Hwy.
Meetings will be held every second Thursday of the month. This support group is for individuals with a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, their families and friends, caregivers and the medical community.
The first meeting will feature a presentation by the occupational therapy department from HealthSouth of Rock Hill. For more information, call (704) 248-3714 or (803) 831-9900.
Also, The Western County Alzheimer's Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Lake Wylie Retirement, 4877 Charlotte Hwy. Anyone with questions, concerns or discussion topics on the disease is invited. Call (803) 831-9900 for information.