WNC river outfitters optimistic as drought conditions ease

Now that most of our region is out of a drought, local river outfitters are anticipating a successful summer.
Last summer’s drought made playing on the French Broad River difficult.
"We were able to stay open, but it was close — real, real close," Zen Tubing’s Heath White.
"And, then after we closed, it got super low then."
"We have a nesting pair of bald eagles on the stretch of river.
We also have a family of river otters on this stretch of river, and there’s osprey," he said.
"I think we are going to have a great summer.
We have good water levels," White said.
"Unlike last year, when we were dealing with a lot of drought conditions, the river is moving right along now.
It’s at a perfect level, not too high or too low.

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