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Environmental Quality Lab


Withers Swash & MikeMeasuring Tidal Creek Export

Determining the contribution of nutrients and organic matter by tidal creeks to Long Bay, South Carolina. Learn more »

DiverExamining Hypoxia

Continuously monitoring nearshore ocean water quality at three sites in Long Bay, South Carolina, to determine the causes of hypoxia. Learn more »

River Gauging Jeff 1River Gauging

Helping local governments comply with freshwater quality regulations by regularly measuring the water quality of the Waccamaw River and its tributaries. Learn more »

beach monitoringBeach Monitoring

Regularly measuring beach water quality for the city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to facilitate compliance with water quality regulations. Learn more »

MST - Kyle & SaalemTracking Sources of Fecal Pollution

Identifying sources of fecal pollution in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, using qPCR, a method of DNA analysis. Learn more »

Volunteer Monitoring 1Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring

Mobilizing dozens of volunteer citizen scientists in South Carolina to collect water quality data along the Waccamaw River and along the coast in Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet and Briarcliffe Acres. Learn more »

Thepaut Crabtree fieldwork 4Restoring Crabtree Swamp

Restoring Crabtree Swamp to a more natural state to increase flood storage capacity, stabilize banks, filter pollutants from water with native plantings and provide wildlife habitat. Learn more »

White placeholder imageNorth Myrtle Beach Ocean Outfall

In Spring 2014, the city of North Myrtle Beach began construction of an enhanced drainage system intended to help reduce loading of fecal bacteria into the recreational waters along the beachfront.

White placeholder imageNCDOT Bioswale

The efficy of an engineered media which was designed to enhance removal of fecal bacteria, is being tested at a roadside swale in Lockwood Folly, North Carolina.