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Dam repairs forced fish kill

By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on June 27, 2010 1:50 AM

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A bass lies aground among hundreds of other dead fish at Bear Creek early Friday morning. The creek was just recently drained on reports that the state of North Carolina was seeking to replace the earth dam with a new concrete dam.

The hundreds of dead fish at Rudy Hill Dam are the result of orders from the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Division of Land Resources to drain the pond and repair the dam. "We had to drain...

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