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Study Illuminates Unique Ecology of Waccamaw River System

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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.