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Low Water


Right now, the Neuse River near Falls Dam in Raleigh is about a low as it ever gets. This lets the long-legged blue heron walk about anywhere they want in the river. Even when Falls Dam is releasing very little water, you can still canoe or kayak the river successfully from the canoe launch downstream. You may just bump the bottom if you don’t pick the right line. We call this, “Paddling by braille.”river heron