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The Catawba River is a tributary of the Wateree River, approximately 220 mi (354 km) long, in the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. The river, which rises in the Appalachian Mountains and drains into Piedmont, is impounded in numerous places along its route for flood control and hydroelectricity, flowing largely through series of reservoirs.


It rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, in western McDowell County, approximately 20 mi (32 km) east of Asheville. It flows ENE, passing north of Morganton, then southeast. through the Lake Norman reservoir. South of Lake Norman it flows south, passing west of Charlotte, then flowing through the Lake Wylie reservoir, where it forms approximately 10 mi (16 km) of the border between North Carolina and South Carolina. It flows into northern South Carolina, passing east of Rock Hill, then through Fishing Creek Reservoir near Great Falls, and then into the Lake Wateree reservoir, approximately 30 mi (48 km) northeast of Columbia. Downstream from Lake Wateree, it becomes the Wateree River.


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Catawba River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (199 words)
The Catawba River is a tributary of the Wateree River in the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina.
The river is approximately 220 miles (350 km) long.
It rises in the Appalachian Mountains and drains into Piedmont, and is impounded through series of reservoirs for flood control and hydroelectricity.
Catawba (tribe) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (586 words)
The Catawba (also known as Issa or Esaw, but most commonly Iswa) are a tribe of Native Americans, in the Southeast United States, along the border between North and South Carolina.
The Catawba were well-known for their pottery in the Carolinas.
Held at the Catawba Cultural Center, proceeds are used to fund the activities of the Catawba Cultural Center.
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