About the River

River Safety

Safety first! Whether boating, fishing, swimming, hiking or camping along or on any river, please exercise good judgment and follow these safety tips.

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Yadkin History

The Yadkin River basin is full of history. Evidence of Native American activities date back 12,000 years.

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Swimming in Sewage

Yadkin Riverkeeper files Clean Water Act Notice of Intent to sue City of Thomasville for numerous violations.

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Riverkeeper threatens suit over Thomasville spills

The Southern Environmental Law Center, acting on behalf of the Yadkin Riverkeeper, sent a notice to city leaders Friday for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act by discharging untreated sewage into the waterways in the Yadkin River Basin.

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Burdens or Bunkum? Proposed Laws Could Destroy WNC’s Water Quality

Water is a vital regional asset for recreation and scenic beauty and it’s also one of our most powerful economic engines. At a time when “jobs” is the buzzword in politics, conservative politicians are attacking one of our economy’s key building blocks. Trout fishing alone brings in more than $174 million to WNC each year; we also have a thriving white-water rafting industry.

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