NC DENR-DWR Cape Fear River Basin Model Update
Cape Fear River Basin Model Update
The Cape Fear River Basin Hydrologic Model is a powerful analysis tool that can be used to study the Cape Fear River Basin as a comprehensive
water resources system. The area studied by the model includes the drainage area at Lock and Dam #1, which includes all of the upper basin and much of the lower basin.
The model uses the full record of 76 years of streamflow data to simulate the system under any water use scenario the user defines. The model has been used to evaluate the potential
impacts of proposed projects on the water resources in the basin. It may also be used as a tool for managing drought. A useful feature of
the model is its forecasting capability. When in a period of drought, the model can be used to develop a probabalistic forecast of the Jordan Lake
elevation and water quality pool.