High Rock Lake Nutrient Management Strategy



High Rock Lake is presently impaired for several water quality parameters including chlorophyll a, turbidity, and pH. Because High Rock is among North Carolina’s largest and most eutrophic lakes, it has long been the subject of focused studies designed to support an anticipated nutrient strategy.

DWR concluded its modeling efforts with support from a technical advisory committee in 2016. High Rock Lake is also presently the focus of a plan to revisit North Carolina’s nutrient-related water quality criteria.  Nutrient strategy development will commence upon the completion of that effort and in consultation with stakeholders in the watershed.

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Strategy Resources Contacts


Jim Hawhee
(919) 707-3675

Nonpoint Source Planning Branch Chief
Rich Gannon
(919) 707-3673