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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Daniel Okun, October 22, 1985. Interview K-0021. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Restrictions on farming imposed by the reservoir will actually benefit the Cane Creek area

Okun notes that farming practices and building in the Cane Creek watershed will have to conform to stricter environmental standards, which will actually save Cane Creek from harmful, inevitable development. But Okun thinks that agricultural development is better than urban development for the water supply, because agricultural contaminants are fewer and easier to control than the hodgepodge of pollutants created by homes, businesses, and industry.

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Oral History Interview with Daniel Okun, October 22, 1985. Interview K-0021. 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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