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Study of Fishing Creek Basin Finds No Supply Problem but Warns of Radon Health Threat

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At the request of the Town of Enfield, the North Carolina Division of Water Resources’ Water Supply Assistance Section recently conducted a study of water use in the Fishing Creek drainage area to determine if there is a need to regulate water use in the Tar River basin. The study finds that while existing wells do not produce large quantities of water, better location and construction could lead to higher well yields. Of greater significance is the occurrence of radioactive radon gas in the region’s groundwater.