The state has authorized a plan to discharge water from Whitewater Center into the Catawba River. The pre-discharge treatment plan requires the water to be chlorinated at a level more than ten times that needed to reduces the amoeba by 99.99 percent. The water will be dechlorinated under a process approved by state environmental engineers before it is discharged. The treatment and discharged will be supervised, including testing of the water at regular intervals during the treatment process
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
Throughout the duration of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, one group of athletes will be paying close attention to the weather forecast and, in particular, the wind as they go for the gold.