Dr. Riveros-Iregui and collaborators are studying the water quality of effects of Hurricane Matthew. The project, funded by a National Science Foundation Grant for Rapid Response Research focuses on Lumberton, one of the hardest hit areas and a place where surface water, stream water and groundwater connected due to flooding. In addition, Lumberton is home to multiple concentrated animal feeding operations with waste lagoons that overflowed during the flood. The researchers aim to determine the lasting impacts of the storm, including if and how surface contaminants are dispersing and intersecting with groundwater. Read more about Dr. Riveros-Iregui’s work here:

http://endeavors.unc.edu/a-rapid-response-to-hurricane-matthew/

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