BURGAW, N.C. (WECT) – The Pender County Board of Commissioners approved Phase 2 of the Black River Project on Monday night.
This project will assess which of the 200 culverts that are a part of the Black River Watershed are most prone to blockages.
“This is a part of an effort to help improve aquatic connectivity within the Cape Fear river basin, the Black River,” said Coastal Scientist Dawn York. “Specifically as it is known as having a high diversity of species and a high value of habitat.”
Phase 1 completed the assessment of the culverts listed in the project.
The purpose of Phase 2 is to increase the drainage and flood capacity of these culverts, and also to remain a stable place for the wildlife.
Phase 2 is being funded by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
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