After nearly a decade of negotiations and involvement by American Whitewater, Dillsboro Dam on the Tuckasegee River in North Carolina is finally being removed! February 4, 2010 saw the first steps of a multi-week process to remove the 100+ year old dam from blocking this great river from flowing freely.
American Whitewater, a Conservation Alliance grantee, is looking foward to celebrating the removal of Dillsboro Dam with the paddling community. Taking the dam out will provide a great river access area in Dillsboro and allow paddlers (and fish) to pass through the area for the first time in over a century.
We would like to thank the many paddlers that have supported this river restoration initiative over the past nine years, including a special thanks to the Carolina Canoe Club and Western Carolina Paddlers. Conservation Alliance member company, KEEN, also supported this project.