Cape Hatteras National Seashore Water Resource Assessment Available
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
The National Park Service Water Resource Division, Natural Resource Program Center, has released a report titled "Assessment of Coastal Water Resources and Watershed Conditions at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina". The purpose of this report was to locate and examine existing information pertaining to the water quality in and around Cape Hatteras National Seashore, assess the present and likely future water conditions of the park, and make recommendations to fill in existing information gaps. Water quality and quantity, habitat issues, potential for invasive species, and trends in Park resource usage are addressed. The full text of the report is available at http://www1.nature.nps.gov/water/watershedconds.cfm
Did You Know?
The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.