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North Carolina Groundwater Natural Effects Network

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) groundwater natural effects network for North Carolina is a cooperative program between the USGS and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) Division of Water Resources (DWR). Additional support is provided by Brunswick County, the NCDENR Division of Water Quality (DWQ), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Observation wells for this program are located so that the most significant climatic effects data are obtained from the fewest number of wells. The objective of the network is to measure the effects of natural stresses on groundwater storage in unconfined aquifers, including the effects of climate (such as rainfall and the duration of the growing season), as well as topography and surficial geology.

There are a total of twenty five (25) wells in the climatic effects network, with each well recording a water-level measurement every hour. Twenty four (24) wells transmit water-level data “real-time” every 4-hours using satellite telemetry while one (1) well stores data at the well head where data are retrieved at least bi-monthly.

The USGS Groundwater Climate Response Network provides additional statistics for selected wells in North Carolina and the United States.

Continuous Water-Level Monitoring Sites:

Station Number Station Name County Aquifer Start of Continuous Record
360455081530101 AV-074 (NC-220) Linville RS Avery Crystalline Rock (Phyllite) May 2000
361420077111407 BE-080 (NC-154) Roxobel RS F22B7 Bertie Surficial Nov 1986
335629078115407 BR-080 (NC-182) Sunset Harbor Brunswick Surficial Nov 1987
(no record Oct 1997 to Oct 2000)
335631078003606 BR-083 (NC-199) Southport RS Brunswick Surficial Oct 1997
351117083545001 CE-028 (NC-191) Marble, NC Cherokee Saprolite (deep) Sept 1989
351121083545002 CE-029 (NC-192) Marble, NC Cherokee Saprolite (shallow) Sept 1989
355359080331701 DV-025 (NC-142) Mocksville, NC Davie Saprolite Oct 1981
353103077333401 GR-082 L2 N26Q2 near Lizzie, NC Greene Surficial Dec 1999
352315082484401 HW-047 (NC-40) Champion Well Haywood Saprolite Dec 1955
353135080524202 IR-131 Langtree RS MW-2I Iredell Saprolite Mar 2001
345809077301408 JO-035 (NC-173) Comfort, NC Jones Surficial Jan 1987
351937077284211 LN-105 (NC-223) Graingers, NC Lenoir Surficial June 2000
351730080524203 ME-301 (NC-146) Hornets Nest Park Mecklenburg Saprolite Nov 1984
355522079043001 OR-069 (NC-126) Chi Psi Fraternity at Chapel Hill Orange Saprolite December 1999
(not real time)
361829076163201 PK-141 (NC-195) Elizabeth City Pasquotank Surficial Oct 1991
353219077153801 PI-532 (NC-160) Simpson, NC Pitt Surficial Dec 1976
354057080362601 RO-149 (NC-193) Piedmont RS 1 L63T1 Rowan Saprolite Nov 1989
345812079313401 SC-080 (NC-194) Marston, NC Scotland Black Creek Oct 1987
352519083272401 SW-036 (NC-219) Bryson City, NC Swain Crystalline Rock
(Felsic Gneiss)
Aug 2000
351709082434101 TR-066 (NC-147) Pisgah Forest Transylvania Surficial June 1985
351808082374302 TR-065 (NC-144) Blantyre, NC Transylvania Saprolite Oct 1981
354418076463601 WS-100 (NC-158) Hoke, NC Washington Surficial Dec 1986
354315078300101 WK-332 Raleigh RS WC-2S Wake Saprolite Dec 2005
351849078163901 WA-154 (NC-148) Grantham, NC Wayne Surficial Jan 1980
361307080293101 YD-200 (NC-221) East Bend, NC Yadkin Crystalline Rock (Mafic Gneiss) May 2000

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