Water Sciences Section

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The Water Sciences Section provides the Division of Water Resources with scientific and technical support required to monitor, regulate and manage water quality throughout North Carolina. The eight branches of the section, comprised of biologists, chemists, environmental specialists and technical support staff, evaluate the state's aquatic resources through a variety of specialized biological, chemical and physical techniques. These evaluations provide the basis for sound scientific decisions in the division's efforts to protect and enhance North Carolina's waters. 
 

Water Sciences Hot Topics

Cyanide and Fluoride Monitoring in Yadkin-Pee Dee Basin Lakes

2018 White Lake Monitoring Report

Identification of Select Emerging Compounds in Public Water Supply Reservoirs of the Neuse Basin: July 2021

2018 White Lake Monitoring Report

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Report Algal Blooms and Fish Kills to DWR On Your Phone, Tablet or PC