A PLC easement forever protects a 266-acre wooded buffer of land around Yadkin County’s future drinking water supply on South Deep Creek, ensuring clean water and recreation for generations to come.
Yadkin County began working in 1958 to develop a water supply and flood control lake on Deep Creek, which has been prone to frequent flooding events. Over the years, the county has purchased land and has recently completed construction on the new dam, which is located a few miles west of Yadkinville.
There are a few areas adjacent to the lake excluded from the conservation area to allow for recreational facilities. The county has recently opened Yadkin Memorial Park which offers fishing decks, a playground, walking and hiking trails, biking trails, horse trails, boating and canoeing, with a second phase including tent camping and RV hookups. The lake and park are both recreational assets for the county.
The new Yadkin Reservoir “will be one of the best things that has happened to the county for flood control and future water supply” says Lenuel Chamberlain, Chair of the Yadkin County Soil and Water Conservation District Board. Lenuel Chamberlain’s 600+ acre farm is located downstream of the dam and is protected with a permanent conservation easement held by PLC.