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.
|Area (sq miles)|
|Miles of stream|
|# Monitoring Stations|
|# Registered Groups|
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.*
|Category||Waterbodies Assessed||Description of Category|
|Category 1||Waterbody has met tested criteria and is not impaired.|
|Category 3||Has inconclusive data, but assessments met criteria.|
|Category 4||Waterbody has not met tested criteria and is impaired, but has an approved management plan.|
|Category 5||Waterbody has not met criteria, is impaired, and requires a TMDL.|
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.
|Parameter||Total Sections Tested||Finding (Number of Sections)|
|Non-discharge Permits||Water 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 Permits||Industrial or commercial facilities whose activities may cause the discharge of contaminated stormwater to a waterway.|
|Landfill Stormwater Permits||An industrial stormwater permit specific to landfills or open dumps that receive industrial waste.|
|Municipal Stormwater Permits||Municipalities that discharge wastewater or stormwater directly from a point source (a pipe) to waters of the state.|
|NPDES Wastewater Permits||Any facility that discharges wastewater directly to a waterway.|
|Animal Operations||Agricultural operations where animals are kept and raised in confined situations.|
|Brownfield Sites||Real property where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.|
|DSCA||Contaminated by dry cleaning sites.|
|RUST||Registered Underground Storage Tanks|
|Active Hazardous Waste Sites||Facilities 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 Sites||Old chemical spill or disposal sites that are under assessment and remediation by the state.|
|Active Landfills||Active, permitted landfills.|
|Preregulatory Landfills||Landfills that closed prior to January 1, 1983 when waste disposal permitting regulations commenced.|
|Type||Area (sq miles)||Area (%)|
|Type||Area (sq miles)||Area (%)||Description|
|Significant Natural Heritage Area||Locations 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 Land||Properties 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.|