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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News 
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-1132 

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
July 16, 2019
Photo Release: Pocosin Groundwater Levels - Taking A Look Underground
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: USGS

Caption: Refuge managers at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge monitor groundwater levels on a regular basis - and you can, too! The US Geologic Survey installed real-time monitoring wells that are available online click this link  The wells show what the water levels are doing below the ground as a result of precipitation and evapotranspiration. Right now, the groundwater levels are about two feet below the land surface as plants are growing and using a lot of water!

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of six national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center, located in Columbia, NC, is open 9am to 4pm whenever volunteer staffing is available.