Wake County, in partnership with USGS, has started a groundwater resource study that includes a county-wide groundwater level monitoring network. The network is possible through support and collaboration from the City of Raleigh, Town of Cary, Town of Holly Springs, NC Department of Environmental Quality, Wake County Public School System, Wake County Parks & Open Space, Northern Wake Fire Department, NC State University, and private citizens.

USGS will track water levels in network wells for five years.  Groundwater monitoring information will be used to develop a groundwater flow model and a comprehensive groundwater budget for the county. These tools will give the county a better understanding of the our groundwater supply and help the county plan for a sustainable and resilient supply of groundwater. 

You can see the latest data from the monitoring network on the USGS website or by clicking on the monitoring locations in the map below. Users are cautioned that the data shown on the USGS site is provisional data, subject to revision until they have been thoroughly reviewed and received final approval. Use of the data for any purpose other than the long-term study for which it is being collected is at your own risk.  

Information on drought classifications and current conditions is available through the NC Drought Management Advisory Council.