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Tropical Depression Fred Hits Transylvania Outdoors


Last updated 9/20/2021 at 10:15am

David Whitmire

During Fred the second-highest water mark in 30 years was reached at Headwaters Outfitters.

Being an outfitter on the headwaters of the French Broad River, located at mile marker 0 for 30 years, has led me to witnessing many interesting storm events.

Our business and properties are directly tied to the river and its floodplain.

While most folks in the county live outside of this boundary zone, several of us live and work within this floodplain.

As a river outfitter, being close to the river is important. It comes with responsibilities and awareness of what the river and its floodplain needs and how we need to co-exist with it.

Since the beginning of Headwaters Outfitters in...

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