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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 263, May/June 1990
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The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission reached a compromise on a proposal to reclassify part of Alarka Creek in Swain County to “outstanding resource waters.” The Alarka Creek reclassification presented a unique case of natural resource management involving sole ownership of the entire drainage area, potential economic development, and the protection of valuable resources. The commission will reconsider rules prohibiting marina construction in certain coastal areas.
The United States Department of Agriculture announced two water quality projects to be conducted in Duplin County. One project is a watershed-wide nonpoint source pollution control study in Goshen Swamp Watershed. The second project will examine croplands in Herrings Marsh Run and aim to encourage farmers to adopt other water quality enhancement measures.
The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission voted to proceed with public hearings on water supply watershed protection regulations. This article provides a summary and table of the main features of the draft watershed protection regulations and classifications.