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Watershed Information
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     Current Issues

Haw River Map

Pollution Information
     Point Source Pollution
     Nonpoint Source Pollution
     Sources of Pollution

Phase II Storm Water      Management

Impaired Waters of the Haw     River
    Map of Impaired Waters
     List of Impaired Waters

Nonpoint Source Pollution

Nonpoint Source pollution is the process by which pollutants enter water systems through unidentifiable sources of storm water, natural erosion processes, land clearing, pesticide and fertilizer application, mining, landfills, roadways and various other activities. Excessive sediment and nutrient flow from these disturbances are the main sources of aquatic instability from nonpoint sources. Furthermore fecal coliform, heavy metals, and oils enter waterways through nonpoint source pollution. Without regulation of nonpoint source pollution the waters of the Haw River will continue to be threatened by human activity.















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