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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 64 Issue 3, Mar 2000
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The destruction by the Marines of the 250-foot-long concrete Rains Mill Dam on the Little River in Johnston County will open 50 more miles of the river to fish spawning. The dam stood for 71 years and was blown up in December 1999. It is the third dam on the Little and Neuse rivers to be removed for environmental purposes since 1997. The removal will help restore the ecosystem, river system, and fisheries.
The new North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, scheduled to open April 7, 2000, in Raleigh, will be the largest of its kind in the Southeast. The museum is planning a 24-hour grand opening, which will be the first round-the-clock opening ever held in the state.
When floods caused by Hurricane Floyd inundated Eastern Carolina, 128 North Carolina Wildlife Enforcement officers responded to calls for help from local communities. They came with a variety of shallow-draft boats and heavy-duty patrol boats and the know-how to use them in hazardous situations. Wildlife officers rescued over 1,200 people. A number of them share their experiences of these trying days.
Eastern North Carolina received 23 inches of rain in two weeks, half of the yearly total, from Hurricanes Dennis and Floyd. The result was a flood of mammoth proportions. Experts also blame man's altering the landscape as a prime cause of the flooding. Earley describes natural landscapes and floods; altered landscapes and floods; and altered landscapes and Hurricane Floyd.
The floods resulting from Hurricane Floyd's deluge were North Carolina's greatest natural disaster. Foushee assesses the impact the floods had on wildlife, fisheries, and the Pamlico Sound.