courtesy of Catawba RIverkeeper Sam Perkins
An estimated 200,000 gallons of raw sewage were dumped into Kings Branch, a Sugar Creek tributary, on Friday. This photo was taken 500 yards downstream of Kings Branch at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Sewage spill fouls Catawba River

Environmental officials are warning the public to avoid recreational use of parts of the Catawba River after a broken pipe in south Charlotte dumped 200,000 gallons of raw sewage into a Sugar Creek tributary on Friday.
Adrianna Bradley, spokeswoman for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, said modeling conducted by the department indicated the spill passed downstream of Landsford Canal State Park Monday night.