Lower New River Sediment Concerns

CCRW’s White Oak Waterkeeper reported (to NCDEQ DEMLR, Wilmington Regional Office) aerial photos taken near the Southbridge and Hawthorne Development in Snead’s Ferry before and after rain during the week of April 13th, 2023.
See photos documenting sediment runoff from the cleared land running into the adjacent creek and into Stones Bay.
You can find all the photos in this folder. 
The impacted areas, of and adjacent to the lower New River, include primary and special secondary nursery areas, estuarine shrub wetlands, bottomland hardwood wetlands, salt/brackish marsh wetlands, and is an area where there are both patchy and continuous areas of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAVs).