Reducing Agricultural Runoff in Hyde County
Led by the N.C. Coastal Federation, this project will enable storage and filtration of approximately 100 million gallons of runoff from 3,700 acres of cropland. Ultimately, 1,350 acres of wetlands will be restored. Project funds will be used to install one water control structure, ten swales, and core 8,750 feet of dikes. This project will substantially reduce the billions of gallons of farm drainage that is currently pumped each year directly into tributaries of Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.