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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 302, Nov/Dec 1996
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The North Carolina Division of Soil and Water Conservation and North Carolina’s Natural Resources Conservation Service have developed a plan for reducing nutrient and sediment loading from agriculture in the Lower Neuse by targeting ten priority watersheds. The ten watersheds were identified as having the greatest potential for nonpoint source pollution and nutrient reduction at the least cost.
On October 24, the Neuse River Foundation notified the United States Environmental Protection Agency that it intends to sue the Agency for not requiring North Carolina to set total maximum daily loads for pollutants that are degrading the lower Neuse River and other streams. The Agency is already dealing with many citizen suits regarding the Clean Water Act. Trevor Clements, a former state regulator, discusses the need for flexible strategies in basin-wide planning.
Personnel of many federal and state agencies were at work gathering information and assessing damage immediately after Hurricane Fran hit on September 5. This article summarizes assessments of peak streamflows in the Tar River and Neuse Basin, flood damage, water quality and fisheries conditions.