The Transylvania Times -



Last updated 12/2/2013 at 9:07am

Late last month the county commissioners authorized $20,000 from the 2013-14 fund balance to be used by the French Broad River Stewards to hire a contractor to remove a current logjam on the river. This latest logjam is just 50 yards upstream from a massive logjam last year that caused major riverbank erosion. The total estimated cost to remove those logs and stabilize the riverbank was $80,000.

Present estimates are that it will cost between $7,000 to $17,000 to remove this latest logjam. That is a considerable savings from the prior logjam. Any remaining funds will be set aside for futur...

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