Water level measurements were made in four wells open to the lower Cape Fear aquifer at the end of 1986 to determine the configuration of its potentiometric surface over an area of approximately 4,100 sq mi. Because of the scarcity of data, five earlier measurements were also used to help estimate the position of the potentiometric contours. These were one-time measurements in temporary observation wells. A broad cone of depression has formed in the area between Kinston and New Bern where the potentiometric surface is below sea level and seems likely related to large groundwater withdrawals from the aquifers overlying the lower Cape Fear in that area.
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Potentiometric surface of the lower Cape Fear Aquifer in the central coastal plain of North Carolina, December 1986
Water-Resources Investigations Report
1 map ; 54 x 53 cm., on sheet 74 x 61 cm., folded in envelope 31 x 23 cm.