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Rain Hurting River Business

Some mountain river outfitters say the heavy rain this summer is cutting into their profits.

The rain is keeping rivers like the Tuckasegee in Jackson County full. At its height last month, the Dillsboro River Company had to shut down for four days around the 4th of July. And for a week after that it opened only for guided tours, and raised the age limit from four to seven. It's all because the water was running too fast, adding hazards like overhanging trees.

Owner Shane Williams says safety comes first.

We have a saying here.  Short term revenue versus long term business and Id rather be an outfitter that's in business for a long down the distance, than worry about one week in July."

He says levels are more normal now and looks for regular business into the Fall.  

By Rex Hodge


 



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