Over the years, Wake County has conducted several studies to better understand groundwater resources. The US Geological Survey (USGS) has conducted several studies as well.
Wake County Groundwater Network
Wake County, in partnership with USGS, has started a groundwater resource study that includes a county-wide groundwater level monitoring network. USGS will track water levels in network wells for five years, and develop tools to give the county a better understanding of the groundwater supply and help the county plan for a sustainable and resilient supply of groundwater. See more information here.
Groundwater studies commissioned by Wake County:
USGS studies of Wake County groundwater:
- 2009 USGS study of groundwater level fluctuations and well pumping in northern Wake County
- USGS study of groundwater characteristics at the Lake Wheeler Road Research Station
- USGS characterization of groundwater quality in the Piedmont
- USGS study of hydrogeology, groundwater seepage, and nitrate distribution near the Neuse River in southeastern Wake County
- US Geological Survey Southeast Water Science Center