Cape Fear River Lock & Dams

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Friday, April 16, 2020 at 12 PM

ZOOM Virtual Event

The three Cape Fear River Lock and Dams that provided safe passage between Wilmington and Fayetteville for nearly a century are central in many of the memories of those who grew up along the river.  Not only have these locks and dams impacted industry and the people living in the southeastern part of our state, but they’ve had an impact on the natural world as well. We’ll discuss those impacts, changing sentiments over the years, and improvements made such as the rock arch rapids fish passage. Listen in as Dana Matics, with the US Army Corps of Engineers, talks about the history of these three sites, their present state, and what the future may hold.



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About the Presenter
Dana Matics has been with the US Army Corps of Engineers in North Carolina for over 20 years. She started as a Park Ranger for the Corps at Falls Lake, and has been in her current role, as the Assistant Operations Project Manager over Falls Lake, B. Everett Jordan Lake, and the three Cape Fear River Lock and Dams, for 5 years.

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