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EMC Addresses Outstanding Resource Waters Issues

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The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission reached a compromise on a proposal to reclassify part of Alarka Creek in Swain County to “outstanding resource waters.” The Alarka Creek reclassification presented a unique case of natural resource management involving sole ownership of the entire drainage area, potential economic development, and the protection of valuable resources. The commission will reconsider rules prohibiting marina construction in certain coastal areas.