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The UNRBA Board approve the submittal of these Comments to the Division of Water Resources as part of the Rules Review Process.

The 2015 Interim Monitoring Report is available for review. The report sumarizes the data collected through the routine monitoring of lake loading and jurisdictional loading sites from August, 2014 through June, 2015. To review the report please click on the link above or you may find the report located on the Monitoring program tab.

The 2014 Annual Monitoring Report has been released and is available. 

A panel of representatives from the UNRBA will be at the One Water Leadership Summit in Kansas City September 15-17, 2014. The presentation by the Panel will highlight the history and work of the UNRBA and its current focus on the Falls Lake Rules and the Stage II Re-examination effort. The information provided at the conference will also include a summary of the resources being committed and the Association’s Monitoring Program and Nutrient Credits Project.

The NCDENR Division of Water Resources approved the Upper Neuse River Basin Association's Monitoring Plan and Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). Water sample collection and analysis began in August and will continue for four to five years. To review the Monitoring Plan or the QAPP click on the e-files below. 

The Upper Neuse River Basin Association (UNRBA) submitted its Monitoring Plan for Falls Lake Watershed. The UNRBA's monitoring objectives include: support for the update of the Lake response modeling effort; development of data for consideration of additional regulatory options; and monitoring and data collection related to jurisdictional loading. This plan will include the monitoring of Falls Lake for the next four to five years.

The UNRBA contracted with Cardno ENTRIX for the design of a monitoring program to support a re-examination of the Stage II requirements of the Falls Lake Rules and nutrient strategy. The contract calls for the development of several technical memoranda (TMs) to support this process. After review of and approval by the Path Forward Committee, two TMs have been released: Model Sensitivity TM and Flow Estimation TM.

The Path Forward Committee met on February 17, 2014 to receive an update on the Monitoring Development Project for Falls Lake.

The presentation by Cardno-ENTRIX is included here.

The next scheduled UNRBA Board Meeting is set for March 19, 2014 at the Town of Butner’s Town Hall. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. The meeting schedule for 2014 is located on the site here.

In January 2012, the UNRBA contracted Cardno ENTRIX to conduct the technical and regulatory review of the Falls Lake Nutrient Management Strategy. During the 18 month effort, four project tasks were completed to provide the UNRBA with the information needed to make informed decisions regarding the next steps to implementation of the re-examination and to develop jurisdictional loads for regulatory and program implementation purposes. Please visit the report page for details.