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Muddy Creek Watershed Restoration Project - North Carolina

Muddy Creek Watershed Restoration Plan, Burke and McDowell Counties, North Carolina, Catawba River Basin

Location: Southeastern Region: North Carolina

Project Summary: In 1998, Duke Power and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission formed a partnership with several organizations to address the sediment problem in the Muddy Creek North Carolina watershed.
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Resource Challenge

In 1998, Duke Power and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission formed a partnership with several organizations to address the sediment problem in the Muddy Creek North Carolina watershed (a 98 square mile watershed). This sediment load could potentially compromise the water quality and habitat in the section of the Catawba River below the Muddy Creek confluence with the Catawba River.

Examples of Key Partners

A listing of organizations who have partnered in this project (not all inclusive):

 

1.      North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

2.      Duke Power

3.      Trout Unlimited

4.      Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina

5.      North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

6.      NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund

7.      National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

8.      North Carolina Wildlife Federation

9.      McDowell County Soil and Water Conservation District

10.  Mountain Valley Resource Conservation and Development

11. U.S. EPA

12. Natural Resources Conservation Service

Results and Accomplishments
As of the summer of 2005, much work has been done toward implementing the project’s stated objectives.
Innovation/Highlight

The sediment load could potentially compromise the water quality and habitat in a section of the Catawba River.

Project Contact
Steven R. Johnson
Sr. Environmental Resource Manager
Duke Energy Corporation
EC12Y / P.O. Box 1006
Charlotte, NC 28201-1006
704-373-4391
srjohnso@duke-energy.com






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