Cape Fear River

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Cape Fear River,

202 mi (325 km) long, formed in E central N.C. by the junction of the Deep and Haw rivers, and flowing southeast to enter the Atlantic Ocean S of Wilmington and N of Cape Fear; longest river entirely within North Carolina. Dams and locks make the river navigable to Fayetteville, but its valley is especially prone to flooding, as happened after Hurricane Floyd (1999).
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* Notify and coordinate with downstream public water utilities when an event at the facility has the potential to cause a discharge of GenX compounds into the Cape Fear River above the health goal of 140 parts per trillion.
12, 2018 file photo provided by DroneBase, an aerial view of the Cape Fear River, N.C., in Buckhorn, N.C.
The geographical range of this study spanned from Core Sound south to Cape Fear River, an area that includes 14 of 29 North Carolina inshore waterbodies.
Utilities believe that by building the new pipeline they will be able to deliver an extra 60 million gallons of water per day to the region spanning from the Cape Fear River to Dam No.
Army Corps of Engineers, the snail was likely once common throughout the lower Cape Fear River basin, especially in the numerous antebellum rice plantations, when the river was still shallow and fresh nearly to its mouth.
-- From his modest home near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy's Sutton Steam Electric Plant, a looming reminder of the environmental dangers threatening his family.
As part of the project, Balfour Beatty will construct a 7,185 foot-long bridge over the Cape Fear River in North Carolina.
A horse-drawn carriage (EUR10 for a 45-minute tour) takes you downtown and the Cape Fear River, passing the ornate houses of 18th-century ship captains and cotton merchants.
Wilmington, North Carolina, on the Cape Fear River, was an important port during the Revolutionary War.
The new plant will pioneer the industry's most advanced emission control technologies to ensure that public health, the aquifers, the Cape Fear River and Island Creek are protected throughout every step of this process.
The proposed cargo terminal was projected to cost $2 billion to $3 billion when it was built on 600 acres along the Cape Fear River north of Southport, about 30 miles east of the South Carolina border and about four miles from the ocean.

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