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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Edward S. Johnson, October 28, 1985. Interview K-0012. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Frustration with the Cane Creek project

Johnson expresses his frustration at some of the complications that arose as he and others were pushing Jordan Lake as an alternative to a Cane Creek reservoir. Investigators found some "seepage" that necessitated a long period of testing. Meanwhile, plans for Cane Creek were moving forward. A number of housing developments went up, and lakeside properties were anticipated. Johnson is also pessimistic that Cane Creek water will be as inexpensive and pure as OWASA claims.

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Oral History Interview with Edward S. Johnson, October 28, 1985. Interview K-0012. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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