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Ground Water Data Mapserver
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on 2015-09-29.

Ground Water Data Mapserver
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State map with well locations
Click on the county of interest for an enlarged county map with Cretaceous aquifer zones delineated.

Water Level Recovery Maps (click on each image to see recovery movie)
Contoured water level recovery in the Upper Cape Fear (left) and Black Creek (right) aquifers between November 2007 and May 2015 (5 foot contour interval). Each graphic is a link to a movie showing the recovery process every three months. For reference, a series of annual potentiometric surface maps are available for both of these aquifers and others.
The Environmental Management Commission has designated the 15 highlighted counties shown on the map to the left as the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area and approved the CCPCUA rules which create a ground water use permitting process.  The CCPCUA rules became effective August 1, 2002.
2014 CCPCUA Status Report
The 2014 CCPCUA Status report, as required by 15A NCAC 2E .0506, was received by the Environmental Management Commission on November 12, 2014. The status document (4.3 mb pdf) is now available with this link or from the Miscellaneous menu option. The report describes the state of the CCPCUA program and efforts by permit holders to bring about the use of more sustainable water sources.
Ground water levels have shown improvements after the Neuse Regional Water and Sewer Authority start-up in Fall 2008.  More recent changes near Jacksonville, Onslow County and Cove City, Craven County are associated with use of their new Castle Hayne aquifer well fields starting in 2010 by Jacksonville and New Bern, respectively.