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Ground-Water Resources of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore,<br>North Carolina -<br>USGS Atlas HA-540

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is located on a chain of barrier islands, known locally as the Outer Banks, that extend from the Virginia State line southward for about 175 miles to include the Bogue Banks (Powell, 1968). The seashore section extends from Whalebone Junction, 3 1/2 miles south of Nags Head, southward to include Ocracoke Island. The total area of this section is approximately 100 square miles, of which about 45 square miles comprises the national seashore.

The National Park Service has constructed extensive recreational facilities, including campgrounds, visitor centers, day-use facilities, and nature trails. An increasing popularity of the seashore has put a burden on these facilities. One of the major factors in the optimal use of the facilities is the availability of potable ground water. Specifically, the Park Service requires knowledge of (1) areas in which fresh ground-water supplies can be developed, (2) reliable estimates of ground-water yields in these areas, and (3) methods to conserve or enhance existing supplies. Includes portions of Dare County and Hyde County.

By M.D. Winner, Jr., 1975. Includes two plates in color, approximate size: 45"x38". Scale - 1:24,000.




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