U.S. National Whitewater Center rapids reopens after health dept. issues permit

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The U.S. National Whitewater Center rapids reopened to the public Tuesday morning after receiving the required permit from Mecklenburg County.

USNWC said their whitewater operation and activities resumed at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 7. The center needed to pass an inspection from the Mecklenburg County Dept. of Health to fully reopen. 

Related: USNWC rapids will not open as planned after brain-eating amoeba found in water last summer

As we’ve reported, the rapids shut down last summer after a brain eating amoeba was found in the water. 

The amoeba was said to be responsible for the death of an 18-year-old girl from Ohio.

 

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