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Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project, North Carolina—Summary of monitoring activities, quality assurance, and data, October 2013–September 2015

Open-File Report 2017-1068

Prepared in cooperation with the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project Steering Committee
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https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171068

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  • Document: Report (4.03 MB pdf)
  • Table: Table 4 (61.6 KB xlsx) - Summary of water-quality results for sampled sites in the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project, October 2013 through September 2015
  • Appendixes:
    • Appendix 1 (68.9 KB xlsx) - Water-quality data for surface-water samples collected from October 2013 through September 2015 at the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project study sites, North Carolina
    • Appendix 2 (23.3 KB xlsx) - Analytical results for blanks collected during surface-water sampling at the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project study sites, North Carolina, October 2013 through September 2015
    • Appendix 3 (31 KB xlsx) - Analytical results for the environmental and replicate sample sets collected October 2013 through September 2015 at the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project study sites, North Carolina
  • Data Release: USGS data release - Associated data for the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project, North Carolina, October 2013 - September 2015
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Abstract

Surface-water supplies are important sources of drinking water for residents in the Triangle area of North Carolina, which is located within the upper Cape Fear and Neuse River Basins. Since 1988, the U.S. Geological Survey and a consortium of local governments have tracked water-quality conditions and trends in several of the area’s water-supply lakes and streams. This report summarizes data collected through this cooperative effort, known as the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project, during October 2013 through September 2014 (water year 2014) and October 2014 through September 2015 (water year 2015). Major findings for this period include:

  • More than 5,500 individual measurements of water quality were made at a total of 15 sites—4 in the Neuse River Basin and 11 in the Cape Fear River Basin. Thirty water-quality properties or constituents were measured; State water-quality thresholds exist for 11 of these.
  • All observations met State water-quality thresholds for temperature, hardness, chloride, fluoride, sulfate, and nitrate plus nitrite.
  • North Carolina water-quality thresholds were exceeded one or more times for dissolved oxygen, dissolved-oxygen percent saturation, pH, turbidity, and chlorophyll a.

Suggested Citation

Pfeifle, C.A., Cain, J.L., and Rasmussen, R.B., 2017, Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project, North Carolina—Summary of monitoring activities, quality assurance, and data, October 2013–September 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1068, 13 p., 1 table, 3 appendix files, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171068.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Monitoring Network
  • Quality Assurance
  • Streamflow
  • Water Quality
  • Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project, North Carolina—Summary of monitoring activities, quality assurance, and data, October 2013–September 2015
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2017-1068
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20171068
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
South Atlantic Water Science Center
Description:
Report: v, 13 p.; Appendixes 1-3; 1 Table; Data release
Country:
United States
State:
North Carolina
Other Geospatial:
Cape Fear River Basin, Neuse River Basin
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y