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Drought conditions at Fontana Lake, North Carolina


Current streamflow conditions in North Carolina.

Current streamflow conditions map.
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North Carolina Groundwater

Climate Response Network (map and table)

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 Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Division of Water Resources (DWR). Additional support is provided by Brunswick County and the Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group. 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 fifteen (15) locations in the climatic response network, with each well recording a water-level measurement every hour.

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

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