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dc.contributor.advisor Mansfield, Carol
dc.contributor.author Treadway, Anna R.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-26T15:01:06Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-26T15:01:06Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/287
dc.description.abstract The Upper Neuse River Basin spans six counties in the Piedmont region of North Carolina and is the drinking water source for over half a million people. This water resource needs to be protected so that it can meet the growing demand spurred by rapid population growth. Land conservation is one method for drinking water protection. The Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative (UNCWI) has successfully prioritized parcels for conservation and suggested potential funding sources. However, they did not consider nonpoint source pollutant loads based on parcel landcover and the distance from the parcel to the surface water intakes or costs of acquiring parcels. The objective of this project is to further prioritize the UNCWI high-priorty parcels using a parcel-pollutantweighting model that considers budget constraints. There are four different scenarios of the model run based on area of the watershed and future land use scenarios. The second objective is to provide the model and results to local conservation organizations and county governments. A user-friendly Excel version of the model will be developed so that land conservationists can input their own variables for parcel prioritization to protect water quality. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Upper Neuse River Basin en
dc.subject Piedmont en
dc.subject North Carolina en
dc.subject Drinking Water en
dc.subject Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative (UNCWI) en
dc.subject Land conservation en
dc.subject Nonpoint source pollution en
dc.title Parcel Prioritization for Drinking Water Protection in the Upper Neuse River Basin, North Carolina en
dc.type Masters' Project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

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