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Water Level Monitoring in the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound

calm waters in the sound

Overview

Due to low elevation and proximity to waterways, many areas of the Albemarle-Pamlico region are susceptible to flooding. Water levels in the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound are driven primarily by wind and tidal influx, which results in unpredictable high tides and storm surges during extreme weather events. The impact of these events, including saltwater intrusion of freshwater streams, is expected to increase in occurrence and severity in the future.

In response, APNEP has funded the placement of three additional NC Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network (FIMAN) remote monitoring stations through the NC Division of Emergency Management. Data from these gages will increase real-time knowledge of flood conditions in the Albemarle-Pamlico region, as well as contribute to knowledge used to address future water management actions in the watershed. Each station will include a radar water-level sensor, meteorological station, cellular transmission equipment, a battery, and a solar charging system, which work together to allow for the collection of data on environmental parameters, hydrological conditions, and weather.

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Gage Locations

Gage Name County Location
Far Creek Hyde US 264, Engelhard
Pamlico Sound Hyde Mayo Seafood or SR 304, Hobucken
Currituck Sound Currituck Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge