In the wake of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, extreme flooding in North Carolina lead to fecal contamination in rivers and estuaries.  Considering the recent flooding from Hurricane Matthew, the State is likely to see a repeat of the this scenario, with Eastern NC rivers not expected to crest until later this week.  Dr. Rachel Noble spoke with Dave Dewitt at WUNC about how inundated stormwater and sewage systems become overtaxed in flooded areas and have the potential to leak fecal contaminants into public waterways. Click here to view the full article at WUNC or listen below.




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