Press Releases

State Officials Warn of Potential Algal Bloom in Chowan County

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The N.C. Division of Water Resources (DWR) is urging the public to avoid contact with green or blue water, specifically in the Albemarle Sound and adjoining waterbodies, after receiving reports of discolored water observed in Edenton, Rocky Hock and Elizabeth City. Division staff are monitoring the blooms and have sent samples to the Water Sciences Section for analysis.

DEQ issues Notice of Violation on Federal Building Sewage Discharge

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources has issued a notice of violation to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for the unauthorized discharge of wastewater from the Terry Sanford Federal Building in Raleigh.

Lake Norman Hydrilla Project – 2020 Grass Carp stocking

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, in cooperation with the Lake Norman Marine Commission, Duke Energy, and Charlotte Water, will be stocking 750 sterile grass carp at Lake Norman to control hydrilla, a particularly aggressive aquatic plant. 


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