Water level in status table ranked against historical data for the matching month through 2020.
Contoured baseflow (circles) and well (triangles) percentile data. Current or selected month ranked against data from same month in previous years (1965 - 2020). Graphic is re-drawn each Tuesday.
The NC Division of Water Resources, US Geological Survey and local networks monitor groundwater levels in the listed wells to measure the impact of rainfall (or the lack of rainfall). These wells are chosen as Drought Indicator Wells because they respond to rainfall quickly and their levels are a measure of the amount of water stored in the subsurface which is available to discharge to surface water features. The "status" column is a comparison between the current month represented by the date and the ranking of all levels recorded in that month in previous years. Links on the upper map give the user access to monthly percentile plots for each well. The lower map is the DWR Drought Image, which brings together groundwater levels measured in wells and calculated baseflow from stream gages. Clicking on that map links the user to another web page with more information about how this graphic is derived. You may view these wells, gages and current drought image in our map interface.You may choose a different month and year of interest or type of comparison below and the web page will be redrawn. The Drought Management Advisory Council (DMAC) monitors drought conditions in North Carolina and depicts drought using the US Drought Monitor's standard set of percentiles.
Status colors based on DMAC Percentile comparison between current leveland record through 2020.
Comparison type:Min-Mean-MaxPercentileDMAC Percentile Month and Year:
April 2021March 2021February 2021January 2021December 2020November 2020October 2020September 2020August 2020July 2020June 2020May 2020April 2020March 2020February 2020January 2020December 2019November 2019October 2019September 2019August 2019July 2019June 2019May 2019April 2019March 2019February 2019January 2019December 2018November 2018October 2018September 2018August 2018July 2018June 2018May 2018April 2018March 2018February 2018January 2018December 2017November 2017October 2017September 2017August 2017July 2017June 2017May 2017April 2017March 2017February 2017January 2017December 2016November 2016October 2016September 2016August 2016July 2016June 2016May 2016April 2016March 2016February 2016January 2016December 2015November 2015October 2015September 2015August 2015July 2015June 2015May 2015April 2015March 2015February 2015January 2015December 2014November 2014October 2014September 2014August 2014July 2014June 2014May 2014April 2014March 2014February 2014January 2014December 2013November 2013October 2013September 2013August 2013July 2013June 2013May 2013April 2013March 2013February 2013January 2013December 2012November 2012October 2012September 2012August 2012July 2012June 2012May 2012April 2012March 2012February 2012January 2012
Today: April 21, 2021