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In 1983 the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development launched a new program called Stream Watch. The program aims to encourage citizens’ awareness of watersheds and water resource management, and to establish a partnership among citizens, industries, and state and local governments. Over the past three years, a strong network of diverse groups has been active in the conservation of North Carolina’s major river basins.
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The radioactive gas radon, a common natural constituent of groundwater in North Carolina, is causing increasing concern nationally as a public health problem. A significant public health risk from cancer is associated with radon in the air and in drinking water. Th Water Resources Research Institute is investigating the occurrence of radon in the state’s groundwater.
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Wastewater discharges resulting from poor, impermeable soil conditions present a significant challenge to water resources and public health in North Carolina. The state’s Environmental Management Commission is examining a range of issues regarding permits, maintenance, and treatment of wastewater discharge systems.
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The National Water Quality Evaluation Project is a major effort to monitor and evaluate results from agricultural non-point source water quality projects. The program is based at North Carolina State University and sponsored by a cooperative agreement among environmental and agricultural agencies. The program aims to develop best management practices and non-point source water quality control.
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A new state geologic map has been published by the North Carolina Geological Survey. The first since 1958, the new map is more detailed, extensive, and useful in the field. This article discusses the field-discernible geology depicted on the map, and how it was developed over twenty-one months.
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Alligatorweed is a nuisance aquatic weed that can infest North Carolina waterways when left unmanaged. In 1983 the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service developed a management program utilizing new herbicide technology.