Charlotte Mecklenburg Storm Water Services

Cole del Charco / WFAE


Two major hurricanes hit North Carolina in the last month, and, while the damage was severe to some parts of the state, damage from flooding in the Charlotte area was less than it would have been a decade ago. That wasn’t by accident — in fact, it was years in the making.

Charlotte Water

This week's massive sewage spill at a creek in north Charlotte was the largest ever recorded by Charlotte Water.

In total, an estimated 15.4 million gallons of raw sewage poured into a stretch of Long Creek off Oakdale Road. That's roughly enough sewage to fill about 23 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Reedy Creek To Receive $7 Million Restoration

Jun 6, 2017

The Reedy Creek Nature Preserve in northeast Charlotte is set to receive a $7 million facelift – the largest restoration project Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services has ever done.

Hazardous Chemicals Found In Little Sugar Creek

Mar 2, 2016
Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg county health officials are warning residents not to fish, bathe or drink water from a section of the Little Sugar Creek after tests found hazardous chemicals -- possibly from a nearby business. The warning covers an area of the creek between East 36th Street and Parkwood Avenue, and a tributary of the creek at East 27th and North Davidson Streets - near Cordelia Park.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

Workers have mostly contained a 1,000-gallon diesel spill from an uptown office building into Little Sugar Creek last week. The spill affected birds and turtles along the waterway, and county officials say they’re studying whether to issue a fine.