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Logging Causing Issues In Creek


Last updated 7/20/2017 at 3:50pm

Courtesy Photo

A member of the public took this photo of Courthouse Creek this past Saturday.

A logging operation on 461 acres in the Courthouse Creek area of Pisgah National Forest is underway, but sedimentation in the Class C trout stream has some upset.

Photos taken during and after a rainstorm last Saturday show the water in Courthouse Creek, which is located off N.C. 215, brown and heavily muddied.

The Transylvania Times walked the project on Tuesday after being told that there was no silt fence in place around the project to verify it, and no silt fencing was found.

The fencing was being installed Wednesday, according to Pisgah District Ranger Dave Casey. The logging pro...

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