NCDEQ: Survey for the Cape Fear River Basin Water Resources Management Plan Open Through Sept. 30
The next update to the Cape Fear River basin plan is underway. To increase community outreach, the DEQ Division of Water Resources’ (DWR) Basin Planning Branch (BPB) in partnership with the Cape Fear River Assembly (CFRA) developed a survey to capture and understand issues facing water resources throughout the basin. All issues may not be addressed in the basin plan, but information will be shared with various partners, including CFRA and DEQ. The survey will be available until Sept. 30 followed by a public comment period for the Cape Fear River basin plan.
- Link to the survey (Microsoft Forms)
- Link to an informational flyer about the river basin (PDF)
- Link to the framework shared with members of CFRA (PDF)
We use water everyday in many different ways. In our homes, we use water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and watering our plants. Commercial and industrial companies use water for manufacturing products. Agriculture uses water for crop irrigation and livestock care. Recreational uses include fishing, boating, swimming, and wading. Water also is historically and culturally significant to many people and communities.
To ensure that the waters of our state are protected, developed, and maintained in a sustainable manner, the DWR creates comprehensive basinwide water resources management plans (basin plans). Basin plans include information about water quality and quantity, and represents cumulative and ongoing efforts of several local and state entities working within the basin. The 2022 basin plan is the fourth document to be developed for the Cape Fear River basin by DWR.