New Hope Creek from Jordan Lake to NC54
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Description and Special Features
Read about Civil War action in this area toward the end of the war.
On November 15, 2007, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a Listening Session on an updated Master Plan for B. Everett Jordan Lake. The Listening Session kicked off a 30-day period during which the Corps received comments from the public on the proposed new plan.
The original Master Plan for the project was published in 1982. The new document is the first major update of that initial plan. The Master Plan guides development and management of all project lands, surface waters, recreational resources, natural and cultural resources. In doing so, the plan must reconcile public desires with resource capabilities and the management policies of the Corps and its managing partners.
The plan is not primarily focused on management of water flows from Jordan Dam, nor was the Listening Session intended to address concerns raised by the drought situation then affecting much of North Carolina.
The subjects on which the Corps sought input from the public in this forum were primarily the public’s interests and desires related to future recreational development, natural resource conservation and cultural resource protection.
Anyone who wishes to examine the draft master plan may see the plan online (188-page PDF file); by visiting the Corps’ B. Everett Jordan Visitor Assistance Center at 2080 Jordan Dam Road, Moncure, NC, 27559; or by visiting the North Carolina State Parks office for Jordan Lake at 280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27523.
Further information about both the Corps and State Parks operations at Jordan Lake may be found on the following web sites:
Comments may be sent to the Corps online or by contacting:
In the News
Links to news stories about the Lower New Hope below NC54: