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Plymouth Watershed

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PLYMOUTH LARGE SCALE WATERSHED PROJECT

R.W. Skaggs and G.M Chescheir

watershed map of Plymouth

Field and modeling research is being conducted on a large coastal watershed to determine cumulative effects of land use and management practices on water quality and pollutant loading. Hydrology and water quality measurements of data on different land uses are being made on a 8100 ha watershed, and used to test and further develop watershed-scale simulation models. Results will be used to prepare guidelines for improving

Objectives


Location

The project area is located near the town of Plymouth in Washington county in eastern North Carolina. The watershed, shown in the Gray Image of Aerial Photograph, comprises of about 8100 ha of drained agricultural, managed and unmanaged forested lands, natural wetland, and part of semiurban developments in the north-eastern part.

Collaborators

Biological& Agricultural Engineering Department, NCSU ,Raleigh, NC
Soil Science Department, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
Weyerhaeuser Company, New Bern , NC
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)