Riverside drive

Riverside Drive flooding a reminder of high-water risk along Catawba


It was deja vu for residents of Riverside Drive the morning of Nov. 13. The Charlotte airport received a daily record of 4.8 inches of rain the day before, causing creeks and streams to overflow throughout the city. But with torrential rains also occurring to the north and west, it was only a matter of time before the waterfront community […]

Riverfont neighbors rise after summer flooding


CHARLOTTE – It’s been more than six months since the lives of many living along the Catawba River changed forever. The river rapidly rose throughout the afternoon and evening of June 9, cresting in the early-morning hours June 10. Prolonged, heavy rainfall in Catawba County the days prior led to Duke Energy opening the floodgates at the Cowans Ford Dam […]