Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 329, May/June 2001
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The Environmental Protection Agency’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program is under review for changes to the program and water quality standards. In North Carolina, limited resources and multiple objectives hamper the surface water quality monitoring program, but suggest that a rigorous re-evaluation of sample site selection and monitoring frequency could yield some gains. This article discusses how the Neuse River illustrates certain good and bad features of the current TMDL program, and what could be improved.
The North Carolina General Assembly funded a series of studies in response to concerns of residents of Brunswick and Columbus counties about sedimentation, poor water quality, and biological impairment in the Waccamaw River. The studies found indication of high diversity ecosystems, and a major flow of groundwater from the underlying Pee Dee aquifer. The aquifer system represents an economically important source of groundwater throughout the North Carolina Coastal Plain.