South Atlantic Water Science Center - North Carolina Office
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Camp Lejeune Groundwater Level and Conductance Monitoring Network
This project was completed in 2012. These pages are for historical purposes only.
Groundwater-level monitoring equipment at Camp Lejeune.
The demand for future drinking-water supplies is one of the major issues facing the Onslow County area. Since Camp Lejeune was opened in the early 1940ís, drinking water has been supplied from wells that tap sands and limestones present in the surficial and Castle Hayne aquifers. Ultimately, the intrusion of saltwater into the aquifer systems from the nearby New River Estuary or upward from deeper brackish aquifers will likely reduce the sustainability of the water resources.