Wake County Groundwater Assessment

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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 dominate the landscape, key tasks include characterization of the fractured rock aquifers. The study will assist Wake County in the management of their groundwater resources by providing information on sustainable quantity of groundwater, which will be based on water-budget components including potential recharge, distribution of well yields, and locating possible instances of well interference and competing uses.