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Public urged to avoid algal blooms in Albemarle Sound area

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

State officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources are urging the public to avoid contact with green or blue water in the Albemarle Sound and adjoining waterbodies due to an algal bloom that has lingered in the area since May 14, 2019.

Lower Neuse River seeing distressed fish

Thursday, May 23, 2019

State officials are investigating a fish kill in the lower portion of the Neuse River near Havelock in the areas of Flanners Beach and Carolina Pines. 

DEQ Issues General Permits for Swine, Cattle and Wet Poultry

Friday, April 12, 2019

The N.C . Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today issued three general permits for animal operations: the Swine General Permit, the Cattle General Permit, and the Wet Poultry General Permit. The revisions to the previous permits are increasingly protective of the environment and public health. The 2019 permit also includes measures to promote technology, efficiency and transparency in record keeping and reporting.

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