Cape Fear

Cape Fear River, North Carolina

Cape Fear

Conservation Action: Located in a priority area identified in the North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries Coastal Habitat Protection Plan, this project will restore .5 acres of fish habitat by placing approximately 1,000 tons of crushed granite (over 2,000 cubic yards, .5 acres downstream of lock and dam #2) in the Cape Fear River below Lock & Dam No. 2 in Bladen County. Currently, less than 35% of the fish population is able to reach historical spawning grounds.

Project Partners:
Cape Fear River Watch (CPRW)
US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)