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  • A river runs through a valley in fall.
    Little Tennessee River. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    In-stream flows

    January 10, 2011 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. For years the water in western North Carolina‚Äôs Cheoah River was collected and piped overland to a power station on the neighboring Little Tennessee River, leaving behind a river bed fed by a trickle of water coming through the dam and water flowing in from downstream tributaries. One of the great conservation success stories of recent years has been the return of flow to that dewatered stretch of river, a commitment made by Alcoa as part of the deal struck to allow them to continue using the river to generate electricity.  Learn more...

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