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Project Overview

Full Title
Investigation of effects of land-use and land-use change on water-quality of small streams in the Treyburn Development of the Falls Lake Watershed

 Treyburn Development in Durham County

Cooperating Agencies
City of Durham

Project Chief
Jason M. Fine

Period of Project

Science Topic:
Increased Population and Water Resources


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Effects of land-use change on water-quality in the Treyburn Development of the Falls Lake Watershed

This project was completed in 2013. These pages are for historical purposes only.

Study Area

Maps and table are Figure 1, Figure 2, and Table 1 from WRIR 02-4046: Water-quality and physical characteristics of streams in the Treyburn development area of Falls Lake watershed, North Carolina, 1994-98.

Map of the upper Neuse River Basin in North Carolina and of the Treyburn development in the upper Neuse River Basin.
Figure 1. Location of the Treyburn development and study area in the Falls Lake watershed, North Carolina.

Close-up map of Treyburn development area showing the location of study sites
Figure 2. Locations of study sites in the Treyburn development area of North Carolina.

Table 1. Data-collection sites in the Treyburn development study area, North Carolina
[USGS, U.S. Geological Survey; mi2, square mile; S, streamflow; Q, water quality; C, stream channel characteristics; M, macroinvertebrates; SR, secondary road; —, no data]
Site no. (fig. 2) USGS station numbera Site name Drainage area (mi2) Type of data collected Land cover Period of record
Continuous streamflow record Water quality
1T 0208650112 Flat River tributary near Willardville 1.14 S, Q, C, M Forest 3/88-9/90, 10/94-present 1988-91, 1994-present
2T 0208527100 Eno River tributary at SR 1004 near Fairntosh .57 C, M Industrial
3T 0208524170 Little River tributary near Durham 1.02 C, M Forest and residential 2/88-4/94
4T 0208521324 Little River at SR 1461 near Orange Factory 78.2 C, M Forest and agricultural 10/87-present 10/87-present
5T 02085500 Flat River at Bahama 149 S, Q, C, M Mixed forest and agricultural 7/25-present 1988-93, 1994-present
6T 0208524090 Mountain Creek at SR 1617 near Bahama 8.00 S, Q, C, M Mixed forest, agricultural, and residential 10/94-present 1988-91, 1994-present
8T 0208524950 Little River tributary at Fairntosh .86 Sb, Q, C, M Golf course and residential b 1994-present
8TB 0208524930 Little River tributary 0.3 mile above the mouth at Fairntosh .60 M Golf course and residential 2/88-4/94
10T 02085262 Little River near Weaver 104 M Mixed forest, agricultural, and residential 1988
10TA 0208524975 Little River below Little River tributary at Fairntosh 99.0 S, Q, C Mixed forest, agricultural, and residential/reservoir outfall 10/95-present 1995-present
11T 02085079 Eno River near Weaver 148 M Mixed forest and residential 11/82-8/99

a Station number is assigned by the U.S. Geological Survey on the basis of geographic location. The downstream order number system is used for surface-water sites.

b Streamflow was measured only when a water-quality sample was collected.

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