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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