South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC)

Groundwater and Streamflow Monitoring

Real-Time Water Data:
Current Condtions (Streamflow):                        Georgia |  North Carolina  |  South Carolina
Current Conditions (Groundwater):                    Georgia  |  North Carolina  |  South Carolina
Current Conditions (Lakes and Reservoirs):     Georgia  |  North Carolina  |  South Carolina
Current Conditions (Precipitation):                    Georgia  |  North Carolina  |  South Carolina
All Surface-Water Data:                                     Georgia  |  North Carolina  |  South Carolina

Our list of groundwater and streamflow-monitoring projects and topics are listed below (view the list of archived projects for Groundwater and Streamflow Monitoring).


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Filter Total Items: 24
Date published: July 7, 2021
Status: Active

Groundwater Modelling of the Edisto River Basin, South Carolina

The USGS SAWSC in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will use an existing, published groundwater-flow model of the South Carolina Coastal Plain aquifers and confining units to simulate current groundwater conditions and future water-use scenarios developed by SCDNR. The published groundwater-flow model was constructed using existing hydrogeologic and...

Date published: March 16, 2020
Status: Active

Wake County Groundwater Assessment

The objective of this study is to develop a county-wide assessment of groundwater availability within the fractured-rock aquifer system in Wake County that will prepare the County for planning into the future. The goal is to develop a comprehensive groundwater budget for the county, including sources and distribution of water into the system and out of the system. Since fractured rock aquifers...

Date published: January 29, 2018
Status: Active

Groundwater/Surface Water Interaction near Ellerbe Creek, Durham, NC

Falls Lake has been included in the North Carolina Division of Water Quality’s 303(d) list of “impaired” waters, due to violations of the State chlorophyll-a standard caused by excessive nutrient inputs (North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality, 2010a).  The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission has adopted nutrient management...

Date published: July 6, 2017
Status: Active

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., Hydrologic Network

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been collecting streamflow data in North Carolina for more than 100 years. In the Charlotte and Mecklenburg County area, a hydrologic data-collection network has been established to collect not only streamflow data but also rainfall data. In response to the floods of August 1995 and July 1997, the U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Water Program and...

Date published: June 1, 2017

Hydroacoustic Applications: Technological Advancements in the Streamgaging Network

In the mid-1990s, a new technology emerged in the field of inland streamflow monitoring. The South Atlantic Water Science Center is making great use of the acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP). It was originally developed for oceanographic work, but was adapted for inland streamflow measurements. This instrument is transforming the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgaging program.

Date published: May 9, 2017

The Streamgaging Program in the South Atlantic Water Science Center

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) South Atlantic Water Science Center streamgage program is part of the nationwide program that provides streamflow information for a variety of purposes—including the protection of life and property, infrastructure design, recreational usage, and long-term trend assessment. This information is critical to resource managers, farmers, fishermen, kayakers, land-...

Contacts: Brian McCallum
Date published: February 17, 2017
Status: Archived

Catawba-Wateree Groundwater Network

The multiyear drought in North and South Carolina (summer 1998-fall 2002) brought wide recognition of the vulnerability of the water resources in these two States to climatic conditions. To prepare for drought conditions in the future, water managers and State and Federal water-resource agencies sought to develop tools to assess hydrologic conditions in both a predictive and responsive manner...

Contacts: Eric S Rudisill
Date published: February 10, 2017

USGS Long-Term Water Monitoring Networks

“USGS long-term streamgages and groundwater wells are like a fine wine…they get better with age!”

The accurate, long-term monitoring networks of SAWSC provide valuable data in real-time and historical perspective to compare that data to. ...

Contacts: Brian McCallum
Date published: February 6, 2017

USGS Data Delivery Tools

USGS WaterAlert allows users to set notification thresholds for any USGS real-time stream or raingage, water-quality, or groundwater monitoring site and then sends emails or text messages to subscribers whenever the threshold conditions are met, as often as every hour.


Date published: February 5, 2017
Status: Active

Real-Time Precipitation at Sites in Georgia, North and South Carolina

We now have a map and data table-based system to allow you to view real-time precipitation at Georgia, North and South Carolina water-monitoring sites. The rainfall maps and tables are updated continuously and display data from the last 1-3,6,12,24 hours and 2 and 7 days.

• Go to the Real-Time Precipitation Web site for:   ...

Date published: February 1, 2017
Status: Active

North Carolina Month-End Conditions Reports

Month-End Conditions Report for North Carolina - Monthly Precipitation, streamflow, and ground water levels for selected locations in North Carolina.

► Go to the North Carolina month-end conditions Web site

Date published: February 1, 2017
Status: Active

StreamStats for Georgia, North and South Carolina

StreamStats is a map based Web application that provides information that can be used by engineers, managers, and planners to make informed decisions on water-related activities. Primary products are basin delineations, basin-characteristic measurements, and estimates of streamflow statistics. StreamStats allows for the analysis of upstream and downstream relations along streams.

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