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Jackson County Planning Roaring River Cleanup

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

Jackson County has plans to clean up debris in the Roaring River to help with recreation.

River bank erosion has brought down trees, causing a hazard in the water. Jackson County Chamber of Commerce President Jordan Hunter said they are pinpointing areas to work on.

“Currently there are three locations we’re looking at that have trees that are blocking either almost all the way, or blocking all the way across the river that we are looking at to clean up,” Hunter said. “We have access to every point either through private land owners or TWRA owned land,” Hunter said.

The TWRA will be coming in to bring the trees out of the water, but Jackson County has to finish the job. Hunter said Jackson County hopes to have this cleaned up within one to two months. Hunter said Jackson County is waiting on the area to be dry enough as well as permits to begin the work.

“Once the trees are removed, making sure that they get out of the river banks and sawed up,” Hunter said.

Hunter said this clean-up is important to building Jackson County’s culture of recreation.

“It’s one thing we’re really pushing for with our Explore JCTN brand, to get people on the water ways and the river and especially during these COVID times,” Hunter said.


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