For North Carolina. It plans to allow two cities to pump up to 10 million gallons a day from both the Catawba and Yadkin river basins, both of which cross the state line with South Carolina.
For South Carolina. The state wants to block the massive water withdrawal, contending it would restrict the water resources of communities downstream in this state.
For Duke Energy. The utility uses millions of gallons a day in water drawn from sources in both South Carolina and North Carolina in providing electricity to 2 million people. Duke argues it should have a say in a case to protect water needs.
For the city of Charlotte. The city sees the Catawba as the answer to its growing water demands against years of drought conditions.