Jordan and Falls Lakes and Watersheds

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To share and archive data and scientific findings related to Jordan Lake and Falls Lake, North Carolina, and their associated watersheds.

Jordan Lake is a reservoir west of Raleigh and south of Durham, NC, that was formed by the damming of the Haw River and New Hope River between 1973 and 1983. The reservoir receives inputs from the mixed agricultural, rural and urban Haw River watershed and the mostly urban Upper New Hope and Lower New Hope watersheds. Water flows out over the Jordan Lake Dam and thereafter forms the Cape Fear River.

Falls Lake is reservoir north of Durham, NC that was formed by the damming of the Neuse River from 1978 - 1981. The lake has five principal tributaries, the Flat River, Eno RIver, Little River, Knap of Reeds Creek and Ellerbe Creek, which together contribution an average of 78 percent of the average annual inflow. The lake is 28 miles long from the confluence of the Eno, Little and Flat Rivers to the dam.

In 2016 the North Carolina General Assembly approved a bill to study water quality and nutrient management strategies in both Jordan and Falls Lakes under the auspices of the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory at UNC Chapel Hill. This HydroShare group was created as a repository for the documentation, data and associated findings that have come from this study, previous studies and future studies in these lakes and their watersheds. Complementary websites are: and

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Falls Lake Reports by others Luettich, Rick Aug 16, 2020 at 10:40 p.m. Jul 13, 2021 at 2:06 p.m. reports UNRBA Luettich, Rick 1626185175 Public 1597617622 4107
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Falls Lake Collection Luettich, Rick Jul 13, 2021 at 1:44 p.m. Jan 17, 2024 at 7:44 a.m. reports ,data Luettich, Rick 1705477458 Public 1626183876 4107
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Falls Lake Observations - 2019-2021 Luettich, Rick Jul 12, 2021 at 10:11 p.m. Jun 13, 2023 at 6:58 p.m. temperature ,water level ,water velocity ,water Luettich, Rick 1686682713 Public 1626127878 4107
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Jordan Lake Water Column Data Rick Luettich Mar 04, 2019 at 6:48 p.m. Aug 16, 2020 at 10:34 p.m. velocity ,hydrography ,water quality Rick Luettich 1597617291 Public 1551725306 4107
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Jordan Lake Reports by others Rick Luettich Mar 04, 2019 at 6:23 p.m. Aug 16, 2020 at 10:38 p.m. watershed loading ,data collection ,water quality Rick Luettich 1597617487 Public 1551723820 4107
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Rick Luettich

Alumni Distinguished Professor & Director

Nadia Cohen


Anthony Whipple


Matthew Aupperle


Jonathan W Miller


Ollie Gilchrest


Blake Schaeffer


Daniel R Obenour

Assistant Professor

Harvey Seim


Ashok Kumar Krishnamurthy

Deputy Director

Meghna Gopalan


Babatunde Adeyeye

Graduate Research Assistant

Willam Langley


Michael Piehler

Professor and Director

Cathleen Christopher


Crystal Fulcher


Alix Matos

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