Yadkin River

Algal bloom July 2015

Legislative Update - action needed to protect our water

The North Carolina Legislature is once again attacking provisions that protect our water. The rivers and streams of North Carolina belong to the people. TAKE ACTION NOW: Call your NC House member and Senator today and tell them you want your water protected. If you have already reached out to them, thank you!

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D.R. White

Adventures on the Yadkin River #2: Putting in at Shoals Road

Adventures on the Yadkin River is written by former journalist and life-long river enthusiast, D.R. White. He is a self-proclaimed guardian of the Shoals Road to Donnaha Bridge section of the Yadkin River. Over the course of the next few months, he will bring this stretch of the river to life in words.

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Momentum Builds to Keep Yadkin River in Public Hands

One month after the state filed in a Wake County Court to establish state ownership of the river, the Yadkin Riverkeeper is stepping up in support. At issue is ownership of the riverbed, where Alcoa has hydropower dams. The company is asking the federal government to grant it a 50-year lease of the river.

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State sues over ownership of Yadkin River

The state Department of Administration filed a lawsuit Friday over the title to the riverbed of the Yadkin River. Alcoa, which has operated hydroelectric dams on the river for decades, has laid claim to the riverbed, and state officials say they want the courts to settle the matter.

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