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Project Overview

Full Title
Groundwater Level and Conductance Monitoring Network at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune

Location
 Camp Lejeune in Onslow County

Cooperating Agencies
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Environmental Management

Project Chief
Kristen B McSwain

Period of Project
2007-present

Team Members
Douglas G. Smith

Science Topic:
Groundwater resources
Support of Federal and State Programs

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Camp Lejeune Groundwater Level and Conductance Monitoring Network

This project was completed in 2012. These pages are for historical purposes only.

Introduction

Photograph of groundwater monitoring well

Groundwater-level monitoring equipment at Camp Lejeune.

The demand for future drinking-water supplies is one of the major issues facing the Onslow County area. Since Camp Lejeune was opened in the early 1940’s, drinking water has been supplied from wells that tap sands and limestones present in the surficial and Castle Hayne aquifers. Ultimately, the intrusion of saltwater into the aquifer systems from the nearby New River Estuary or upward from deeper brackish aquifers will likely reduce the sustainability of the water resources.

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