Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Broad River in Black Mountain




The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy recently protected 235 acres on Dill Knob in eastern Buncombe County, safeguarding the headwater streams of the Broad River Watershed. A local family signed a conservation agreement with SAHC, protecting their property in the Swannanoa Mountains, just south of Black Mountain.

The protection of Flat Creek, which runs through the property, prevents sedimentation and other types of pollution from running into the Broad River at its origination before the water flows toward Shelby then reaching South Carolina



These photos are of the broad River as it heads to Bat Cave just below Black Mountain off Route 9. With all the rain, it is running full. Just below this point the river cuts through Hickory Nut Gorge and the towns of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure in Rutherford County.

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15 comments:

stefanie said...

just beautiful, thank you for sharing, and i'm glad it will be preserved

Kristine said...

It looks so beautiful there...I'd like to see pics of the bat cave!! very cool.

Mary said...

Gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Cheri! What a beautiful place...so relaxing and peaceful looking! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

April said...

I always like to hear about different conservation projects - so important especially for the protection of our watersheds. Beautiful scenery! I'm also intrigued by the place names you mention.

Pam said...

Now that looks like a wonderful place to enjoy the day of trout fishing or just have a peaceful picnic. Your photos are splendid.

Pop and Ice said...

The first photo looks like a delicious spot to hide away with a book and a pic-a-nic basket!

srp said...

I grew up in Roanoke, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I have lived on the plains, in the deep south and at the shore. The mountains have something special... not found anywhere else.

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

This reminds me of the place where we used to live. A very nice place to spend with friends and away from the traffic! :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Li

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NatureFootstep said...

finally, blogspot and explorer lets me visit your site. Such wonderful images you have here, I am glad I tried again. :)

Leora said...

So lovely. I would greatly enjoy a visit to this area. Thanks for sharing your photos and for your visit to my blog.

ellievellie said...

I used to live in Weavervile and then Ashevile for 5 years - love the Apalachia! Only driving in the winter was a problem cause I scare easy:) My husband used to drive me every time there was snow - wich happens definatley more often then here in Raleigh :) Love the views!

Tammie Lee said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely images of this area!

Tina said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL captures of your area!!

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