As World War II begins in Europe, three of four dams on the Hiwassee River are built…

As World War II begins in Europe, three of four dams on the Hiwassee River are built for the national defense effort TVA power helps make planes, munitions and A-bomb. An area to be flooded is deemed best for ‘afforestation’. By Tom Bennett Special to Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition Murphy, N.C., Nov. 28, 2006 — The Tennessee Valley Authority’s records of...

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Heavy equipment scrambles on steep slopes to keep soil runoff out of the Hiwassee River

In far western North Carolina, a $50 million, five-year river road relocation project continues on 4.9 miles of U.S. 64. First responders will need to be trained to activate a spill basin in case there ever is an accident involving hazardous waste 50 feet up on the longest steel-span bridge in state history. By Tom Bennett Special to Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition...

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