Bald Head Island Conservancy

Aquifer Health Study

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Aquifer Health Study

The objective of the Freshwater Aquifer Study is to examine how Bald Head Island’s aquifer responds to changes in island water usage and environmental conditions (e.g., drought, storm events, outside contaminant inputs) by analyzing the volume and water quality of the island’s finite subterranean water supply. Over-production, contaminant impacts, and salt-water intrusion are among the largest of concerns for current island health, as well as future island growth. Since 2009, BHIC has conducted monthly depth-to-water measurements and quarterly water quality assessments at over forty well and pond locations.