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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 260, Nov/Dec 1989
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In a draft report prepared for the North Carolina Division of Water Resources, a Duke University Fellow says that unless local regulations are strengthened, residential areas with serious flooding problems will continue to be developed in floodplains of dam-controlled rivers in Piedmont North Carolina. This article discusses the study, regulations for development in floodplain areas, and flood insurance.
The drought of 1988 has demonstrated the need for water policy development at all levels of government. A recent survey study by Dr. David H. Moreau, director of the Water Resources Research Institute at the University of North Carolina, indicates that at the local level, where first-line response to drought conditions must be taken, there is a need for improving the state of preparedness of water utilities to deal with the effects of drought.
The North Carolina Division of Environmental Management has released the “1988 N. C. Lakes Monitoring Report,” which integrates information on lakes from several state agencies, including the Ambient Lakes Monitoring Program. The report covers fifty-five lakes sampled from 1983 to 1987. This article provides a summary and table of information on the lakes, water quality conditions, and drinking water supply sources.