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More than 60 species of freshwater mussels live in North Carolina; over half are listed by the state as endangered, threatened, or deserving special attention. Durham's plan for the Flat River could endanger several rare species, including the yellow lamp mussel, if Lake Michie is expanded to meet growing drinking water demands. The article discusses the plan, which would cause most Flat River mussels to die within a year because of a lack of moving water.