Drought Conditions Helping The Neuse River Return To Normal

Jun 4, 2021

UNC senior Zack Saklad pulls a CTD from the Neuse River Estuary while on a field trip for a biological oceanography class on April 5, 2019. The instrument is used to take a variety of measurements, like conductivity, temperature, light, and pH levels.
Credit Megan May/UNC Research

Until this week, Eastern North Carolina has gone months without a significant amount of rainfall.  In fact, 55 counties across the region are currently experiencing drought conditions for the first time in over a year. But one of the major waterways in the East - the Neuse River - might just be benefitting from the dry season. Ashlyn DeLoughy has the details.