Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 253, Sept/Oct 1988
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Scientists at the Duke University Marine Laboratory at Beaufort claim that property owners in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system who try to protect houses against erosion and sea level rise by installing bulkheads and dikes could eventually destroy the East Coast’s most important marine fisheries estuary. This article discusses wetlands, sea level rise, and the long-term impacts to North Carolina.
Geographers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will develop methods to predict how climate change may affect local water resources across the southeast. Atmospheric and hydrologic models will be created to predict the occurrence of locally induced storms under various climate scenarios.
Several studies in North Carolina are exploring the use of wetlands to aid in the removal of nutrients in municipal wastewater. The results of the studies are expected to have important implications for managers who permit discharges from municipal wastewater treatment facilities and package treatment plants.
Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Durham, Apex, Cary and other municipalities in the Research Triangle either have been or soon will be facing shortfalls in their water supplies. This article discusses the current supply and demand for water, and the need for a more comprehensive approach to water management.