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South Atlantic Water Science Center

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.


Related reports

Chapman, M.J., Bolich, R.E., and Huffman, B.A., 2005, Hydrogeologic setting, ground-water flow, and ground-water quality at the Lake Wheeler Road research station, 200103, North Carolina Piedmont and Mountains Resource Evaluation Program: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 20055166, 85 p.

Chapman, M.J., Schlegel, Melissa, Huffman, B.A., and McSwain, K.B., 2007, Hydraulic gradients in recharge and discharge areas and apparent ground-water age dates from the characterization of multiple regolith-fractured bedrock ground-water research stations in North Carolina, in Proceedings of the 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 27-29, 2007, Athens, Georgia, 4 p.

Daniel, C.C., III, and Dahlen, P.R., 2002, Preliminary hydrogeologic assessment and study plan for a regional ground-water resource investigation of the Blue Ridge and Piedmont Provinces of North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations 02-4105, 60 p.

Huffman, B.A., Pfeifle, C.A., Chapman, M.J., Bolich, R.E., Campbell, T.R., Geddes, D.J., Jr., and Pippin, C.G., 2006, Compilation of water-resources data and hydrogeologic setting for four research stations in the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Physiographic Provinces of North Carolina, 20002004: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1168, 102 p.

Pippin, C.G., Chapman, M.J., Huffman, B.A., Heller, M.J., and Schelgel, M.E., 2008, Hydrogeologic setting, ground-water flow, and ground-water quality at the Langtree Peninsula research station, Iredell County, North Carolina, 2000-2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5055, 89 p.

North Carolina Water Science Center Annual Data Reports
All groundwater-level and water-quality sampling data collected during this investigation will be published in the U.S. Geologcial Survey Annual Data Report for North Carolina