Falls Lake and Jordan Lake Monitoring
B. Everett Jordan Reservoir (Jordan Lake) and Falls of the Neuse Reservoir (Falls Lake) are located in the Cape Fear and Neuse River basins respectively. Eutrophic conditions have been present in both lakes since they were impounded in the early 1980's. Due to nutrient enrichment and sediment load, upper portions of both Jordan and Falls Lakes are listed on North Carolina's 303d list for impaired waters. Impairments are a result of chlorophyll a, turbidity and pH (Jordan Lake only) water quality standards violations. Section 3(c) of the Jordan Rules (S.L. 2009-216) and Section 5 (a) of 15A NCAC 02B .0275 FALLS WATER SUPPLY NUTRIENT STRATEGY describe required monitoring for evaluating progress in reducing nutrients and nutrient related pollution in these water supply reservoirs.
The mission of the Water Sciences Section is to provide the Division with accurate information pertaining to waters of the state. Excellent service along with water quality monitoring and certification programs and analytical laboratory analyses that provide scientifically defensible data are the section’s main avenues for accomplishing this mission. These activities support the management and protection of North Carolina’s water resources for the health and welfare of the citizens of North Carolina and the economic well-being of the state.
Water Sciences Section 1621 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1621
Chemistry 1623 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1623