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Map of North Carolina highlighting the project study area

Project Overview

Full Title
Piedmont-Mountains Groundwater

 Iredell, Wake, Rockingham, Buncombe, Macon, Randolph, Orange and Watauga counties

Cooperating Agencies
North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Division of Water Quality Aquifer Protection Section

Project Chief
Melinda Chapman

Period of Project

Team Members
Brad Huffman
Kristen McSwain
Steve Harden

Piedmont-Mountains Groundwater

This project was completed in 2012. These pages are for historical purposes only.

Study Area and Data

Figure 1. Locations of research stations selected for investigations as part of the cooperative U.S. Geological Survey and North Carolina Division of Water Quality Piedmont-Mountains Resource Evaluation Program in North Carolina.

North Carolina map showing research station locations in North Carolina

Map# Study Site County DENR Region
1 Langtree Peninsula at Lake Norman Iredell Mooresville

Ground-Water levels

IR-130 353135080524201 LANGTREE RS MW-2S NR MT MOURNE (Regolith well)
IR-131 353135080524202 LANGTREE RS MW-2I (Transition zone well)
IR-132 353135080524203 LANGTREE RS MW-2D (quartz diorite)
2 North Carolina State University (NCSU) Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory Wake Raleigh

Ground-Water levels

WK-284 354404078403101 LAKE WHEELER RS MW-3S (Regolith well)
3 NCSU Upper Piedmont Research Station Rockingham Winston-Salem

Ground-Water levels

RK-239 362231079410801 UPPER PIEDMONT RS MW-S3S (Regolith well)
4 Bent Creek Demonstration Forest Buncombe Asheville

Ground-Water levels

BU-083 352827082383901 BENT CREEK RS MW-7S (Regolith well)


5 Town of Highlands; Cullasaja Watershed Macon Ashevillle
6 Raleigh Hydrogeologic Research Station Wake Raleigh

Ground-Water levels

WK-332 354315078300101 RALEIGH RS WC-2S NR GARNER, NC (Regolith well)
7 Allison Woods Hydrogeologic Research Station Iredell Mooresville

Ground-Water levels and quality

IR-165 355428080493001 ALLISON WOODS MW-2S (Regolith well)
8 Coweeta Hydrogeologic Research Station Macon Asheville
9 North Carolina Zoological Park Research Station Randolph Winston-Salem

Ground-Water levels and quality

RA-168 353712079452701 NC ZOO RS MW-3S (Regolith well)
RA-169 353712079452702 NC ZOO RS MW-3I (Transition zone well)
RA-170 353712079452703 NC ZOO RS MW-3D (bedrock)
10 Duke Forest Research Station Orange Raleigh
11 Tater Hill Station Watauga Winston-Salem

Ground-Water levels

WT-098 361646081433001 TATER HILL RS ASU-1D NR BOONE (bedrock)

Atmospheric data

  361659081430045 RAINGAGE AT TATER HILL