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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...

Selected High-Water Marks along Pee Dee and Waccamaw Rivers, SC
Date Published: October 24, 2017
Status: Active

Collection of High-Water Mark Data at Selected Roadway Crossings To Document October 2016 Flooding in the Pee Dee and Waccamaw River Basins of South Carolina

Hurricane Matthew generated large amounts of rainfall in South and North Carolina during September/October 2016. The South Atlantic Water Science Center, in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Transportation, recorded High-Water Marks along selected road crossings, within the Pee Dee and Waccamaw River Basins of South Carolina.

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

Picture of a truck used to drill groundwater wells.
Date Published: February 17, 2017

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