The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

Watershed's Future Up For Debate


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Don Surrette, who has a home in the watershed on Long Branch Creek, is concerned about the proposed new state regulations. (Times photo by Michael Rogers)

Passage of legislation by the state House of Representatives that would block reclassification of 16 miles of streams in the Boylston Creek watershed in Transylvania and Henderson counties has local residents wondering what will happen next.

First, observers have to find out what members of the state Senate and Gov. Beverly Perdue will do with the issue.

It could ultimately end up in litigation, according to some local residents who have been watching the struggle closely for three years.

"I think that could be the end result, no matter how this turns out in the Senate and with the governor...

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