Exploring North Carolina

History & Future of Water in North Carolina

Season 1000 Episode 1005 | 26m 48s

With 17 river basins, all with an average of more than 40 inches of rain per year, North Carolina is extremely fortunate. Yet until the last half of the 20th century, many of our rivers were badly polluted and waterborne illnesses were once common. In this episode, some of this state's preeminent authorities on water quality and policy will look at Tar Heel water, past and future.

Aired: 12/19/13

Rating: NR

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