North Carolina Water Science Center
Project in collaboration with the USGS South Carolina Water Science Center
Period of Project
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Catawba-Wateree Groundwater Network
The recent multiyear drought in North and South Carolina (summer 1998-fall 2002) made critical the recognition of the vulnerability of the water resources in these two States to climatic conditions. To prepare for drought conditions in the future, water managers and State and Federal water-resource agencies are seeking tools to assess hydrologic conditions in both a predictive and responsive manner. Monitoring networks of near real-time streamflow gages (surface-water stage/discharge) and wells (groundwater levels) are essential components typically used to assess hydrologic conditions.