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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 268, Mar/Apr 1991
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The North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, established in 1977, has implemented one of the first fully operational state geographic information systems (GIS) in the United States. This rapidly evolving state GIS is crucial to many of North Carolina’s recent water quality protection initiatives. The center produced maps that will aid in implementing the state’s watershed protection program, and has detailed data layers which can highlight specific issues.
The North Carolina Division of Environmental Management’s Water Quality Section is preparing to implement a river-basin wide strategy for protecting surface water quality. The strategy will integrate information from water quality and biological monitoring, wastewater discharge permitting, and nonpoint source pollution control efforts to give regulators a complete picture of water quality conditions in each of the state’s river basins.
While the North Carolina Attorney General’s office awaits an appeal court decision in one suit to prevent the Lake Gaston-Virginia Beach pipeline, it is filing briefs for an appeals court hearing in another suit brought to stop construction from proceeding. The hearing on Virginia Beach’s appeal against the injunction will be held April 11.