Duke Power has started dismantling the Dillsboro Dam. I was picturing something like the implosions of the high-rise hotels in Vegas, but the reality of this process is much less dramatic. That hasn't prevented big crowds from stopping by to watch the slow and tedious work.
Dillsboro Dam boasts one distinction. It may have been the first dam in the United States that environmentalists (as least some environmentalists) fought to SAVE rather than demolish.