The Transylvania Times -

Rivers Eligible To Be 'Wild, Scenic'


Last updated 7/17/2017 at 6:52pm

Many local residents will remember the push to save the Horsepasture River from a proposed hydroelectric facility that began in 1984.

The river flows into Transylvania County as it heads towards Lake Jocassee, dropping 1,700 feet over a stretch of four miles.

It is filled with spectacular waterfalls and slides that create a microclimate like no other. The Horsepasture was given the Wild and Scenic River designation in 1986 after passionate locals read about Carrasan Power Company’s intention to build a hydro station in a public notice in The Transylvania Times and fought for its prot...

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