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Oblique aerial photograph looking to the southwest along the southern end of Cedar Island, Virginia
Date Published: January 18, 2018
Status: Active

Long-Term Coastal Change

Goals of this project include developing and improving coastal-change assessments and supporting long-term planning and decision making to ensure sustainable coastal economies, infrastructure, and ecosystems. Research is part of the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards...

Oblique aerial photograph looking to the southwest along the southern end of Cedar Island, Virginia
Date Published: January 17, 2018
Status: Active

National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards

Research to identify areas that are most vulnerable to coastal change hazards including beach and dune erosion, long-term shoreline change, and sea-level rise.

Diagram of the Water Cycle
Date Published: December 6, 2017

Research and Investigations

The USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC) is comprised of water-science offices throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

The SAWSC conducts research and investigations related to topics such as groundwater and surface-water quality related to anthropogenic and agricultural activities, hydraulic...

Image: USGS Documents 2015 Western U.S. Drought
Date Published: June 4, 2017
Status: Active

South Atlantic Water Science Center Drought Monitoring

When rainfall is less than normal for several weeks, months, or years, the flow of streams and rivers declines, water levels in lakes and reservoirs fall, and the depth to water in wells increases. If dry weather persists and water-supply problems develop, the dry period can become a drought.

 

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Hurricane Irene, satellite view, NASA
Date Published: May 31, 2017

Hurricane Monitoring Information for Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Hurricane Information for Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Image of storm surge
Date Published: May 20, 2017
Status: Active

South Atlantic Water Science Center Storm-Tide Monitoring

Preventing flood hazards, such as the hurricane induced storm surge, from becoming human disasters requires an understanding of the relative risks floods pose to specific communities and knowledge of the processes by which flood waters rise, converge, and abate. Historically, hurricane-induced storm tides have been documented through measurement of high-water marks left on structures or...

Flood inundation mapping locations in North and South Carolina
Date Published: April 6, 2017
Status: Active

Flood Inundation Mapping in North and South Carolina

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has created flood-inundation maps for selected streamgage sites in North and South Carolina. These maps depict the approximate area that would be inundated at selected water levels, ranging from approximately top-of-bank to a selected maximum water level. The inundated areas depicted on these maps are approximate, and accuracy of the maps is a function of the...

USGS
Date Published: April 5, 2017

Rainfall data, maps and resources for Georgia, North and South Carolina

Real-time/Current Conditions:
  Rainfall/Precipitation: GA || NC || SC...

USGS
Date Published: April 4, 2017

Geospatial (GIS) and Map Resources for the South Atlantic Region

Map and Geographical Information System (GIS) resources 

USGS
Date Published: April 3, 2017

Data Organized by River Basin, in Georgia, North and South Carolina

Data Organized by River Basin, in Georgia, North and South Carolina

A feral hog is in a trap in southeastern U.S. awaiting immobilization and GPS collar.
Date Published: March 3, 2017
Status: Active

Seasonal Movement of Wild Hogs in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The wild hog (Sus scrofa) is an exotic invasive species that significantly impacts native resources and their populations are expanding significantly throughout the United States.  In addition, wild hogs are likely contributing to the spread of disease such as pseudorabies. National Park Service units in the Southeast that have populations of exotic wild hogs include Big South Fork National...

Contacts: Joseph Clark
Flood inundation mapping - Use an interactive tool to view flooded landscape at variable river heights.
Date Published: February 22, 2017

Geospatial Resources (GIS) for North Carolina

Spatial/GIS data sets for North Carolina are available from numerous spatial data clearinghouses.