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34344
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The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission directed the Division of Water Resources to conduct a Capacity Use Investigation of the area in and around Bladen County, and to provide a report and recommendations. Dewatering of the Upper Cape Fear Aquifer underlying the area appears to be imminent, and without declaring a Capacity Use Area, the Commission has no authority to limit groundwater withdrawals from the aquifer.
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34324
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On January 22, 2001, the United States Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule reducing the drinking water standard for arsenic. However, on January 24, an executive memorandum was issued directing executive departments and agencies to hold up any proposed or newly promulgated rules until an appointee of the new administration could review them. While groups are challenging the new arsenic rule, North Carolina is moving forward with a proposal to change the state’s groundwater standard for arsenic in private drinking water wells.
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34328
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The North Carolina General Assembly funded a series of studies in response to concerns of residents of Brunswick and Columbus counties about sedimentation, poor water quality, and biological impairment in the Waccamaw River. The studies found indication of high diversity ecosystems, and a major flow of groundwater from the underlying Pee Dee aquifer. The aquifer system represents an economically important source of groundwater throughout the North Carolina Coastal Plain.
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34256
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The North Carolina Division of Water Resources is reassessing its regulation of groundwater and surface water withdrawals in Capacity Use Area #1, a multicounty area centered around Beaufort County. The Division is conducting an aquifer framework analysis and modeling groundwater flow in the Castle Hayne Aquifer as a basis for reviewing future groundwater withdrawal permit applications and assessing whether continued regulation of withdrawals in the area is necessary.
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34216
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In February, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission will consider a request to hold public hearings on proposed revisions of the state’s groundwater classifications and standards. Revisions to the rules would essentially ease clean-up requirements and abandon the state’s nondegradation policy.
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34218
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On February 11, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission approved holding public hearings on proposed changes to the rules that govern cleanup of contaminated groundwater. The proposed amendments represent a significant change from present practice since they would not always require the application of best available technology to restore groundwater to the level of the standard.
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34225
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The North Carolina Groundwater Section of the Division of Environmental Management is developing a Wellhead Protection Program as well as a Comprehensive State Groundwater Protection Program. A summary of these efforts is provided in this article.
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34188
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The Town of Cary, North Carolina has developed a groundwater system which can provide the town supplemental water on a cost-effective basis. Development of the system was based on site selection criteria by the United States Geological Survey, and supports the contention that wells in the Piedmont can yield much larger quantities of water than previously thought. According to a recent report, the groundwater system was needed because of anticipated increases in the cost of purchasing water and surcharges for additional water from the City of Raleigh.
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34187
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Gaston County is a rapidly growing county in the southwestern Piedmont region of North Carolina, and concern for the quality of natural resources has steadily increased. The North Carolina State University Water Quality Group is assessing surface water, groundwater, and air quality of the county. Gaston County commissioners are using the assessment to evaluate the impacts of locating new industry and development in the area.
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34179
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The United States Geological Survey has launched the National Water Quality Assessment Program to evaluate the quality of the nation’s groundwater and surface water, and the natural and human factors that affect quality of these resources. Proposed study units in North Carolina are the Albemarle-Pamlico Drainage, the Upper Tennessee River Basin, and the Santee Basin and Coastal Drainage.
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34184
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The rocks underlying the Blue Ridge and Piedmont provinces of North Carolina have the reputation of furnishing only small quantities of groundwater. According to a recent report by the United States Geological Survey, this impression is the result of the drilling of large numbers of low-yielding domestic wells without regard to geology, topography, and optimal construction.
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34183
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The United States Geological Survey recently released two reports on groundwater quality studies conducted at the United States Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina. The studies were undertaken in response to the increasing water supply needs of the Air Station and the potential for contamination of the Castle Hayne aquifer by waste disposal and spills. A summary of the results is provided in this article.
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34182
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According to the recently released United States Geological Survey, “National Water Summary 1987,” North Carolina withdrew about 7,880 million gallons per day of freshwater from surface- and ground-water sources in 1985. Summary results and statistics for the state’s water use are provided in this article.
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34171
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The United States Geological Survey published the results of a study begun in 1983 to better understand and define the groundwater flow system in the central Coastal Plain of North Carolina. The report contains detailed narrative descriptions of Cretaceous aquifers as well as detailed maps of each aquifer. A summary of the aquifers and table are presented in this article.
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34158
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The City of Raleigh is supporting a research team led by Dr. Larry King of North Carolina State University in a study of the soil properties of its sludge-treated fields, the composition of the crops grown there, and groundwater quality with attention to nitrates. The city plans to compost sludge to produce a product that can be used by the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department in its landscaping program and be made available to farmers for use on specified crops.