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What is the purpose of notifying motorists when they enter a river basin?

John Peaspanen
StarNews

From Wikipedia

Q. What is the purpose of notifying motorists on interstate highways when they enter a river basin, such as “Entering Cape Fear River Basin”? Why would a motorist need that information while driving?

A. You may not need that information. But state officials thought someone might like to know it anyway.

Tammy Stewart, communications officer for the N.C. Department of Transportation, said the signs are for the general education of those who travel our roadways.

“An enhancement agreement between the NCDOT and DENR was reached to install environmental education signs on river basins,” said Stewart. “The signs have little transportation-related or safety value but could be used to convey general information on stream crossings and landmarks.”

Look at it this way. Thanks to these signs, you can drive and prepare for “Jeopardy!” at the same time.

RELATED LINKS:

Who is Cape Fear River Watch?

What’s up with all those dead-looking trees along the Cape Fear River?

 

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2 Responses to “ What is the purpose of notifying motorists when they enter a river basin?”

  1. On November 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm George wrote:

    I just love to know at all times what river basin I’m in.

  2. On November 12, 2012 at 9:27 am Patrick Pittman wrote:

    More waste from the government.Adding to the list of unnecessary expenditures…….when asked during elections, politicians are loathe to come up with examples of things that can be cut…..here is one. This is thousands of dollars that some taxpayer could have kept of the money that they EARNED to send their daughter to college or make a (private) health insurance payment.



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