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Water Supply Watershed Protection Program

Program HistoryFalls Lake Dam photo courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District

List of Local Government Watershed Programs

Surface Water Classifications 

Water Supply Watershed Interactive Map

Guide to Surface Freshwater Classifications in North Carolina (brochure)

Surface Water Classifications Described (includes WS-I, WS-II, WS-III, WS-IV, WS-V)

Use Searchable Reports to find a waterbody's classification, index number or name.

Resources for Local Governments 

Model Ordinance

Memo on Density Averaging


Streamlines:  Archived editions of this electronic informational newsletter for Watershed Administrators

Upcoming Stormwater Training Opportunities 

North Carolina Water Supply Watersheds

Download the Water Supply Watershed Map shown above.

Find a water supply watershed using the online Interactive Water Supply Watershed Map

Water Supply Watershed Rules & Statute

15A NCAC 2B .0104 Schedule of implementation, stormwater control measures, etc.; applies to all WS classes

15A NCAC 2B .0202 Definitions; see also 15A NCAC 2H .1002 for definition of "built-upon area."

15A NCAC 2B .0212 WS-I

15A NCAC 2B .0214 WS-II

15A NCAC 2B .0215 WS-III

15A NCAC 2B .0216 WS-IV

15A NCAC 2B .0218 WS-V

NCGS 143-214.5  Water Supply Watershed Protection Act (contains density averaging provision)