Carolina Land and Lakes has a track record of assisting local governments, businesses and small farms find solutions for stream restoration, dam removal and water conservation.

Shuford Dam Removal

Carolina Land and Lakes partnered with American Rivers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to remove the Shuford Dam in Catawba county on the Henry Fork River. The dam was listed on the EPA's most hazardous list for public safety, making it a priority for the safety of our community. The project started in 2012 and was officially finished in November 2016. While working on the project CLL and partners were conscious of other infrastructure downstream of the dam and the impact of sediment. The Shuford dam removal is funded by a grant from the North Carolina Division of Water Resources.

To find more information about dam removal please visit American Rivers Website.

Rocky Face Mountain Recreation Area


Carolina Land and Lakes assisted Alexander County in acquiring the property of Rocky Face Mountain Recreation area, and continues to be involved in helping develop educational outreach. CLL received a grant to reroute storm water runoff that would pool in the parking area. This project also benefited the aquatic species (amphibians, crustaceans, mollusks) as natural vegetation to help them become established. The project at Rocky Face Mountain Recreation Area is funded by a grant from the North Carolina Department of Justice's Environmental Enhancement Grant.

You can find more info about Rock Face Mountain Recreation Area Website

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