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Project Overview

Full Title
Moore County Groundwater-Level Monitoring

small map  Moore County, NC

Partner Agencies
Moore County Public Utilities

Project Chief
Jason M. Fine

Period of Project
2011 - present

Science Topic
Groundwater resources


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Moore County Groundwater-Level Monitoring


Moore County is part of the Sand-hills region of southeastern North Carolina within the Coastal Plain physiographic province. The County's population has increased almost 17 percent from 2000 to 2009 years to 87,000 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009). With this growing population comes a higher demand on the water resources of the County. The increasing demand for drinking water is one of the major issues facing the Moore County area. The Black Creek aquifer is the main source of potable water in the area. About 42 percent of the County relies on groundwater as a source of water, which is supplied by both private homeowner and public supply wells. During the recent droughts, water suppliers have had to carefully plan and balance maintaining an adequate water-supply and meeting in-stream flow requirements. This planning requires accurate information on surface and groundwater conditions.

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