Nutrient Analyses

A broad partnership of the Albemarle Resource Conservation and Development Council (ARC&D), Albemarle Commission, Chowan-Edenton Environmental Group (CEEG), Green $aves Green Little River Keepers, Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), state agencies, local governments, and universities are monitoring water quality in rivers and creeks in the region to determine and address the sources of nutrients, mainly nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), that are contributing to the algal blooms.The partnership has been conducting research since 2015 to identify nutrient hot spots, likely sources of nutrients, and key areas for additional research.
Dr. Hans Paerl and Dr. Nathan Hall at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences conducted a study for the partnership, which identified key areas of research

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