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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 225, Mar 1985
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North Carolina has a limited number of sites suitable for the development of water supply reservoirs. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are assessing the threat of urbanization to future water supply reservoir sites and watersheds.
This report examines several problems that make the design of a monitoring program a complex undertaking. It also reviews existing monitoring programs in North Carolina and makes recommendations. Several water quality monitoring programs are being operated in North Carolina, including those operated by state and federal agencies and self-monitoring by water suppliers and waste dischargers subject to regulations.
Early study results confirm that Jordan Lake is one of many eutrophic lakes in North Carolina, but apparently, severe water quality problems have not yet arisen. With funding from the University of North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute, the first stage of a study of the productivity and nutrient status of phytoplankton in Jordan Lake has been completed.
Aquatic plant researchers have observed hydrilla seed production for the first time in a natural setting. The seeds were found in two Wake County ponds last fall. Control strategies have been planned accordingly, with strong emphasis given to educational efforts.