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Project Overview

Full Title
Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project

 Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, and Wake Counties

Partner Agencies
Partner Agencies

Project Chief
Mary Giorgino

Period of Project
October 1988 - June 2017

Team Members
Jessica Cain
Cassandra Pfeifle
Ryan Rasmussen

Science Topic
Increased Population and Water Resources


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Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring


Triangle area slideshow
Eno River near Hillsborough
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The Research Triangle area, located within the upper Cape Fear and Neuse River basins, is one of the most rapidly developing areas of North Carolina. Growth has increased demand for water from public suppliers, the majority of which draw water from streams and lakes in the region. Growth also brings the threat of greater loads of contaminants and new contaminant sources that, if not properly managed, could adversely affect water quality.

In 1988, several local governments, with assistance from Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG), formed the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project. With cooperative assistance from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Project has tracked water-quality conditions and trends in many of the area's water-supply reservoirs, rivers, and selected tributaries since October 1988.

Photograph of Cane Creek Reservoir showing rocky shore, lake, and distant trees in the mist

Background and objectives of the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project

Station Locations

Study area map with station locations and links to available real-time and/or water quality data

Station Locations

Publications, presentation, and podcasts created for the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project

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