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Nantahala River In The Nantahala Gorge Has Reopened To The Public


September 5, 2019

The Nantahala River in the Nantahala Gorge has reopened to the public for all uses. A technical team assessed the river for potential hazards from the recent landslides Tuesday, and did not find any areas of concern.

The team included U.S. Forest Service staff and partners with the Nantahala Gorge Association and American Whitewater.

The landslides occurred Saturday, Aug. 25, and created significant damage and debris blockages on U.S. 19/74. North Carolina Department of Trans-portation cleared all debris from the highway and repaired damaged portions by Tuesday morning.

Once the roa...

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