Other Monitoring & Results The NC Division of Water Quality monitors water chemistry as part of its Ambient Monitoring program, as well as its randomly-selected monitoring. Guidance on how to search for and download data can be found on their Ambient Monitoring System webpage.
USGS’s North Carolina Water Science Center creates annual data reports. Most raw data over the years can be found online. The USGS operates an extensive network of surface water and groundwater monitoring stations, and regularly publishes new reports on specific NC water resources topics.
1Hr Koretizing Interim Measures Report 20110401 Dry Cleaner solvent in groundwater study and remediation:The Division of Waste Management has been tracking the plume of dry cleaner solvent in downtown Chapel Hill from a long-gone dry cleaners (One-Hour Koretizing), as well as documenting remediation efforts.
Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project The US Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with six local governments and TJCOG monitor water supply reservoirs and streams throughout the area to create a long-term database of water quality information.
The USGS operates several “real-time” sites that radio their current data to the office at least hourly, if not more frequently. You can search for and retrieve information for any of their surface water, groundwater, precipitation, or other sites online through the National Water Information System.
Other organizations monitor water quality or have conducted water quality studies in our area:
Upper Cape Fear River Basin Association A coalition of governments and industries in the upper Cape Fear River basin operates a water quality monitoring network in cooperation with NC Division of Water Quality, Cape Fear River Assembly (CFRA), Piedmont-Triad Council of Governments (PTCOG) and Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG). Latest data can be found online.