What Are Carolina Bays?

October 25, 2017

by Katia Lezine, Environmental Science Major at UNC Chapel Hill, Class of 2019 When you look at an aerial map of coastal North Carolina, you might notice something unusual in the eastern part of the state: dozens of oval-shaped lakes, … Continued

Partner Spotlight: NC State Parks

September 29, 2017

by Sarah Yelton When we first started planning for the Lake Level Monitoring Project, we knew we wanted to examine how water levels were changing in natural lakes, rather than man-made lakes that are generally highly monitored and managed for … Continued

Project Update: New Lake Gauges Installed

September 19, 2017

The project team installed two new lake gauges in Croatan National Forest this week.  If you are traveling near or visiting Great Lake or Catfish Lake, stay on the lookout for the Lake Level Monitoring Project gauges, and send us a … Continued

What Are We Actually Measuring?

September 14, 2017

By Grant Parkins, Institute for the Environment – UNC-Chapel Hill The Lake Level Monitoring Project is designed to help us understand how the quantity of water in lakes is changing over time. To do that, we are using data from both … Continued

Bay Tree Lake: How Does Its Water Level Change?

August 31, 2017

By Tamlin Pavelsky, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, UNC – Chapel Hill Our project is focused on understanding how much the amount of water in Eastern North Carolina’s lakes varies over time, and what controls those changes.  We’re aiming to … Continued

When should we measure lake levels?

July 20, 2017

When should we be measuring lake levels? That is a question we get asked a lot by volunteers who care about their lake, and who want to be sure that we are getting the data we need to help better … Continued