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The mission of the Water Sciences Section is to provide the Division with accurate information pertaining to waters of the state. Excellent service along with water quality monitoring and certification programs and analytical laboratory analyses that provide scientifically defensible data are the section’s main avenues for accomplishing this mission. These activities support the management and protection of North Carolina’s water resources for the health and welfare of the citizens of North Carolina and the economic well-being of the state.  

 Water Sciences Section 1621 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1621

919.743.8400

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Water Sciences Section

The Water Sciences Section provides the Division of Water Resources with scientific and technical support required to monitor, regulate, and manage water quality throughout North Carolina. The eight branches of the Section, comprised of biologists, chemists, environmental specialists, and technical support staff, evaluate the state's aquatic resources through a variety of specialized biological, chemical, and physical techniques. These evaluations provide the basis for sound scientific decisions in DWR's efforts to protect and enhance North Carolina's waters. Links to the Section branches are provided to the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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