Featured Publication: Effect of Soils on Water Quantity and Quality in Piedmont Forested Watersheds of North Carolina
The Southeast's piedmont region is experiencing water supply stress due to increasing human population, rapid land use changes, and record droughts. Eastern Threat Center scientists led a study that compared the roles of two soil types in regulating water flow in the North Carolina piedmont. The study's results can help decision makers understand how the area's unique soil types influence water quantity and quality when planning for development. Read the paper, which was recently published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association.