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Something Old, Something New

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The New River, which flows about 100 miles through western North Carolina, is at 300 million years, second only to the Nile River in age. A dam threatened the river with extinction in 1965, but legal and legislative action over a ten-year period saved it. In 1975, the North Carolina General Assembly declared 26.5 miles a State Scenic River. In 1976, the federal government declared the same stretch part of the National Wetland and Scenic River System.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 71 Issue 2, July 2003, p86-88, il