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Dillsboro Dam two steps closer to removal

01/09/2009 - by Kevin Colburn

The media has recently reported that one of the counties opposed to the removal of Dillsboro Dam, Macon County, has backed out of the lawsuit over the issue. In addition, Duke Power has filed a lawsuit themselves against Jackson County over their failure to issue Duke permits needed for removing sediment from behind the dam.  Both actions are consistent with the ongoing trend towards removing Dillsboro Dam, and starting new releases in the Tuckasegee and Nantahala rivers. 


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AW Questions Delays on the Tuckasegee

03/20/2007 - by Kevin Colburn

Last week, American Whitewater formally requested that FERC push through the delays in issuing new dam licenses for several Duke Power dams on North Carolina's Nantahala and Tuckasegee rivers.  FERC action is needed before trail construction, recreational releases, dam removal, base flows, and other mitigation can be initiated. 

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