A watershed report generated by the WSN Webtool

All data on watersheds and watershed conditions has been provided by the North Carolina Dept. of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) unless otherwise noted on our Data Resources Page.

Quick Facts
Area (sq miles)
Miles of stream
Impaired streams* %
Dominant landuse
# Monitoring Stations
# Registered Groups
The hydrologic unit code (HUC) is a numbering system for watersheds. Each watershed in the U.S. is identified by a unique HUC. HUCs are nested within each other, from largest (6 digits for a river basin) to smallest (12 digits for a subwatershed).
(HUC12: )
is in the
(HUC10: )
within the
(HUC8: )
which is a part of the

(HUC6: )

Active Groups

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Water Quality

Impaired Streams

The Clean Water Act requires that states adopt water quality standards for each designated use of their waters. If a water body fails to meet these standards, it is placed on the 303(d) list of impaired waters which is reported to the Environmental Protection Agency.

*Of the named waterbodies in this watershed have been assessed for water quality by the state. Of the assessed water bodies, % ( out of ) are impaired.*

CategoryWaterbodies AssessedDescription of Category
Category 1Waterbody has met tested criteria and is not impaired.
Category 3Has inconclusive data, but assessments met criteria.
Category 4Waterbody has not met tested criteria and is impaired, but has an approved management plan.
Category 5Waterbody has not met criteria, is impaired, and requires a TMDL.
Complete Map from NC DEQ

Monitoring Stations

Chemical, Bacterial and Biological Monitoring Stations Managed by the State

There Physical/Chemical Monitoring Station in this watershed. There station monitoring fish communities and fish tissue. There Benthic Monitoring Station, which are biological monitoring stations designed to examine the health of benthic invertebrates in the waterbody.

See benthos, fish, and chemical/physical ambient monitoring stations around the state.


If the state Division of Water Resources finds that contaminant levels or other measured properties of a waterbody are within or meeting standards set by the Clean Water Act than the monitored section of the waterbody is listed as "Meeting Criteria". If results fail to meet the standards of the Clean Water Act, than the waterbody is "Exceeding Criteria" for the tested parameter.

ParameterTotal Sections TestedFinding (Number of Sections)

Regulatory Activity

Non-discharge PermitsWater disposal systems that do not charge directly to waters of the state, but have a potential to impact waters of the state. Examples include residual and wastewater effluent land application facilities and reclaimed water facilities. Map of all facilities with non-discharge permits
Industrial Stormwater PermitsIndustrial or commercial facilities whose activities may cause the discharge of contaminated stormwater to a waterway.
Landfill Stormwater PermitsAn industrial stormwater permit specific to landfills or open dumps that receive industrial waste.
Municipal Stormwater PermitsMunicipalities that discharge wastewater or stormwater directly from a point source (a pipe) to waters of the state.
NPDES Wastewater PermitsAny facility that discharges wastewater directly to a waterway.
Animal OperationsAgricultural operations where animals are kept and raised in confined situations.
Brownfield SitesReal property where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
DSCAContaminated by dry cleaning sites.
RUSTRegistered Underground Storage Tanks
Active Hazardous Waste SitesFacilities that are permitted to either treat hazardous waste, provide storage for hazardous waste, or who have disposed of hazardous waste on the land and are required to remediate the material.
Inactive Hazardous Waste SitesOld chemical spill or disposal sites that are under assessment and remediation by the state.
Active LandfillsActive, permitted landfills.
Preregulatory LandfillsLandfills that closed prior to January 1, 1983 when waste disposal permitting regulations commenced.
Complete Map of Permit Applications from NC DEQ
Complete Map of Stormwater Permit Applications from NC DEQ
Public Participation on the NPDES Permit Issuance Process
Complete Map of Potential Contaminent Sources from NC DEQ


Land Cover Types

TypeArea (sq miles)Area (%)
Open Water
Bare Earth
Complete Map of National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2011 from USGS

Conservation Land

TypeArea (sq miles)Area (%)Description
Significant Natural Heritage AreaLocations identified by the NC Natural Heritage Program as the best properties for supporting natural diversity in the state and are given priority for conservation efforts. Some of these areas may already be protected and others are a priority for protection.
Managed LandProperties in NC that are managed for conservation either by local, state or federal government or are owned by private entities and have a conservation easement.
Complete Map from NC DEQ