North Carolina Projects and Studies
Brunswick County Ground-Water-Level Monitoring
Since 2000, the population of Brunswick County has grown by more than 22%, nearly three times the average 7.9% growth experienced by the State of North Carolina as a whole (NC State Demographics, 2006). A growth of this magnitude places significant stress on Brunswick County's natural resources. County planners have recognized the potential consequences of land use changes associated with growth and the resulting increased demand on water resources by consolidating the many public utility providers into one organization and embarking on an aggressive utility expansion plan. In order to make informed water resource planning decisions, County officials need up-to-date water-resource information. To address concerns about the availability of groundwater in the Brunswick County area, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Brunswick County initiated a cooperative water-resources program in 1998.
Browse Projects by Science Goals
The North Carolina Water Science Center science plan identifies the priority science goals of the NC Water Science Center.
Not all NCWSC projects are currently described. Please contact the North Carolina WSC Director if you are interested in additional project information, or in suggesting new scientific studies.