RALEIGH, N.C. -- A proposed whitewater park on the Neuse River in North Carolina is drawing opposition.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that kayakers think a stretch of the river below Falls Dam near Raleigh would be the perfect spot for a park, with boulders and other underwater features to churn up the water.
Elizabeth Gardner with the Falls Whitewater Park Committee says a whitewater park on the stream would attract visitors.
Neighbors at some nearby condominiums don't like the idea of putting non-native boulders in the river. Tom Wright says he doesn't want any more changes in the stream.
Gardner says the course would only add about five features to the stream.
The dam was finished in 1981 to stop flooding and create a reliable water supply for Raleigh and nearby towns.
Information from: The News & Observer
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