In 1992, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a 3-year investigation of water levels in the major water-supply aquifers in the southern Coastal Plain Province of North Carolina. The study was extended in 1995 for an additional 4 years and is being conducted in cooperation with the Lumber River Council of Governments (LRCOG), which is composed of local governments in Bladen, Hoke, Robeson, and Scotland Counties (fig. 1). The objective of this investigation is to assess the effects of ground-water withdrawals on water levels in major aquifers in an approximately 2,000-square-mile study area within the LRCOG counties.
This report provides water-resources information to multiple parties for planning and operational purposes, which is one of the broad goals of the USGS. The report contains a description of water-level fluctuations in the Black Creek aquifer in parts of Bladen, Hoke, Robeson, and Scotland Counties, North Carolina. Selected hydrographs illustrate seasonal variations and the effects of ground-water withdrawals from 1992 through 1998. The report also includes an assessment of the effects of ground-water withdrawals on the potentiometric surface of the Black Creek aquifer during the fall of 1998.
By A.G. Strickland, 23 pages, 2000. Includes one map, approximate size - 35"x30".