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Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Stormwater Solutions for North Carolina - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

Item Identification

Title: Stormwater Solutions for North Carolina - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed

Stormwater pollution is the number one threat to coastal water quality in North Carolina, where it contributes to beach closures, impacts tourism, and interrupts shellfish harvests. Rapid urbanization, population growth, and a shifting climate have all converged to make it increasingly difficult for the state’s communities to reduce the volume of stormwater washing over th landscape and protect water quality. Excess runoff also leads to street flooding that ranges from being a nuisance to a danger to public safety.


A team led by the North Carolina Reserve, the North Carolina Coastal Federation, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington collaborated with local communities, nonprofits, and state agencies to reduce the volume of polluted stormwater runoff in southeast coastal North Carolina.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead and Contact:

Whitney Jenkins, North Carolina NERR,

Project Type: Collaborative Research


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
None green infrastructure
None nonpoint source pollution
None stormwater
None water quality

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None North Carolina, NC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 879279
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 880939
W° Bound: -77.96
E° Bound: -75.65
N° Bound: 36.5
S° Bound: 33.85

North Carolina, NC NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 879283
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2013-09-01
End: 2015-06-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).



CC ID: 879280
URL Type:
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57745
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:57745
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2019-09-25 12:23+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-01
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-11-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-01