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1991-2000 Study Design Cycle I

Albemarle-Pamlico Study (ALBE), National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA)


In 1991, the first monitoring cycle (Cycle I) began in the ALBE Study Unit. Ground-water, surface-water, and biological data were collected intensively from 1993 to 1995 and then monitored less frequently from 1996 to 2000.

Major findings in Cycle I.


Tim Spruill testing ground water Contentnea Creek Pete Ruhl sampling macroinvertebrates
Ground water Surface water Ecology

Study summary report for Cycle I:

Spruill, T.B., Harned, D.A., Ruhl, P.M., Eimers, J.L., McMahon, Gerard, Smith, K.E., Galeone, D.R., and Woodside, M.D., 1998, Water quality in the Albemarle-Pamlico drainage basin, North Carolina and Virginia, 1992-95: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1157, 36 p.


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