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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 311, May/June 1998
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The rivers and estuaries of coastal North Carolina have experienced unprecedented increases in nutrient loading over the last fifty years. This has resulted in a proliferation of water quality problems including algae blooms, anoxic water and fish kills. The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Science Advisory Council recommends continuation of an intensive long-term monitoring and modeling program for the Neuse River Estuary.
North Carolina has a network of seventy-seven continuous-record stream gages operated by the United States Geological Survey. These gages collect real-time data to help the state to respond to floods and manage water-supply systems during droughts. Currently, there are concerns about funding to maintain the network and to offset increasing maintenance costs.