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Carolina Continental Margin


To understand how geology affects ground-water availability in North and South Carolina.


This project is mapping the subsurface 3-D hydrogeologic framework of the North and South Carolina coastal plain, a region of rapid economic and population growth. There is a need for revised, regional, ground-water flow models that will be used to insure the quality, supply, and protection of coastal plain and offshore aquifers. The project is providing input into these models by improving the understanding of regional ground-water systems, investigating salt-water intrusion, and documenting the timing and magnitude of past sea-level changes.

Study Area:

North Carolina, South Carolina

Anticipated Uses:

Resources (Water)


Clemson University (SC), College of Charleston (SC), College of William and Mary (VA), Duke University (NC), East Carolina University (NC), Mary Washington College, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, North Carolina Geological Survey, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, University of Delaware, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, University of South Carolina, Blacksburg-Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Project Status:

Current NCGMP Funding

Project Duration:


Duration of NCGMP Funding:


Contact Information:

Project Chief: Robert E. Weems (Eastern Earth Surface Processes Team)
Phone: 703-648-6930

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