A virtual public meeting is to set for 6 p.m. Sept. 27 on implementing the Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan approved Aug. 7, 2019, by the state Department of Environmental Quality.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation was contracted in 2017 by Hyde County, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to lead the 18-month process to address the lake’s declining water quality and elevated water levels, according to the federation.
The goals of the restoration plan are to protect the way of life in Hyde County, actively manage the lake water level and restore water quality and clarity. The Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Office of State Budget and Management and National Science Foundation have provided funding being used to move ahead with several of the priority management actions identified within the watershed restoration plan.
The agenda, which includes the Zoom meeting registration, for the Sept. 27 public meeting includes an overview of the watershed plan approved, future carp-removal efforts, agricultural cost-share programs, and engineering designs that could be put in place to restore the lake’s water quality and reduce flooding throughout the watershed.
Those wishing to attend the meeting at the Hyde County Government Complex need to reserve a seat in advance by contacting Daniel Brinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-926-7253. Capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements and will be provided to those who register in advance.
Contact Federation Coastal Specialist Michael Flynn at 252-473-1607 or email@example.com for details on the watershed restoration plan.