South Atlantic Water Science Center - North Carolina Office
Drought and low-flow map.
ABOUT THE NC WATER OFFICE
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
North Carolina Drought Watch
This map below (from the USGS Drought Watch Web site) shows the 7-day average streamflow conditions in major hydrologic units of North Carolina. The colors represent 7-day average streamflow percentiles for the day of the year. Thus, the map shows conditions adjusted for this time of the year. About 100 USGS sites having at least 30 years of record are used. The data used to produce this map are provisional and have not been reviewed or edited. They may be subject to significant change.
Colors represent percentiles of general 7-day average streamflow conditions for the day of the year
USGS North Carolina Drought Watch
Average streamflow maps:
Month-End Conditions Report for North Carolina - Monthly Precipitation, streamflow, and ground water levels for selected locations in North Carolina.
North Carolina Drought Links
Drought Monitoring (NC Department of Environmental Quality)
Publications and FAQ
SIR 2005–5053 - The Drought of 1998–2002 in North Carolina — Precipitation and Hydrologic Conditions
OFR 93–642 - Drought