A Great Blue Heron flies across the front of the Milburnie Dam on the Neuse River in Raleigh Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The Neuse and Cape Fear are included in a national environmental advocacy group’s list of the most endangered rivers this year. More than 4 million people receive their drinking water from the two rivers, according to American Rivers.
A Great Blue Heron flies across the front of the Milburnie Dam on the Neuse River in Raleigh Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The Neuse and Cape Fear are included in a national environmental advocacy group’s list of the most endangered rivers this year. More than 4 million people receive their drinking water from the two rivers, according to American Rivers. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
A Great Blue Heron flies across the front of the Milburnie Dam on the Neuse River in Raleigh Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The Neuse and Cape Fear are included in a national environmental advocacy group’s list of the most endangered rivers this year. More than 4 million people receive their drinking water from the two rivers, according to American Rivers. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

Are the Neuse and Cape Fear rivers endangered?

April 11, 2017 5:38 PM

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