Cotton Mill Stream Restoration

Using a hybrid approach, this project will restore eroded Cotton Mill stream banks to improve water quality by reducing sediment, bacteria, and stream temperature while increasing dissolved oxygen to enhance the plant, fish, and wildlife habitat.
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This project will significantly improve the water quality and habitat for the Cotton Mill stream and for the entire body of water downstream, including the scenic Catawba River, a source of drinking water and recreation for Rock Hill and the surrounding area.

- Terrence Nealy, Public Works Director



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.