Media Contact: Carolyn Rickard, Public Information Officer
RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 8, 2010) – Workers from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are repairing an aging dam on High Rock Pond on the R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Game Lands in preparation for opening a Public Fishing Area.
The work includes removing the old water-control structure that had deteriorated and started to leak. Workers from the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services and Division of Inland Fisheries are cutting into the dam and adding a more substantial structure that should give better results by cradling a 12 inch PVC pipe in concrete.
When the dam is complete, High Rock Pond, which is just off Stephentown Road in Yanceyville, will be refilled.
Photo and video opportunities include workers from the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services working on the dam at High Rock Pond. Call Dean Barbee at (704) 467-0845 or Carolyn Rickard (919) 707-0124 for more information.
For more information on fishing in North Carolina’s inland waters, including a list public fishing areas, visit www.ncwildlife.org/Fishing/Fishing_Maps_Location.htm.