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Milburnie Dam Informational Video

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Raleigh based company trying to remove dam on Neuse River

RALEIGH— A dam on the Neuse River that some say causes hazardous conditions in the water could be removed. Triangle News 14 Content – RS Interview Another proposal has been made to take down the Milburnie Dam, near where two children died this summer. While some feel the move is necessary to make the Neuse […]

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First responder in Neuse River drownings: Water was unsafe

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Wake County sheriff’s deputy who jumped into the Neuse River Monday afternoon in a desperate rescue effort said the water was rough and murky when two children drowned near the Old Milburnie Dam. “I took off my uniform and everything I had on to try to locate them,” Master Deputy Kenneth Kay […]

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Two children drown in Neuse River

RALEIGH, N.C. — After a 4-hour search Monday, dive teams found the bodies of two children who drowned in the Neuse River in Raleigh, police said. The 10-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, who were cousins, were fishing with family members at the Old Milburnie Dam, just north of the New Bern Avenue Bridge, on Monday afternoon. At […]

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View the actual Milburnie Dam Removal Project Prospectus

    Milburnie Dam Removal Project Prospectus

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WRAL: Milburnie Dam Drowns Two with Deadly Undertow

River dams like Milburnie have an unfortunate and well deserved reputation for drowning swimmers and boaters. In 2008 the Milburnie Dam contributed to the deaths of Michael McDowell (20) and John Brian Taylor (21), both former athletes at East Wake High School.

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Do you live in Wake County and  have questions about the removal of the Milburnie dam?

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