2019 Neuse Estuary hypoxia forecast

As part of a Sea Grant funded project, we are forecasting higher mean oxygen levels for the Neuse Estuary this summer (July-August).  The forecast is based on high estuary flushing over the winter and early spring, followed by a drop in flow (and nutrient load) in May.  Higher average oxygen levels can reduce the risk of severe fish kills, though meteorological variability make such events difficult to predict in advance.

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Researchers Forecast Healthier Neuse River Oxygen Levels