North Carolina’s Water Resources

North Carolina is rich in the diversity and quantity of its water resources. Our Mountain streams and Coastal Plain bogs, bay lakes, pocosins, and blackwater streams are unique ecosystems. Situated between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Coast are over 1,800 lakes, 10 acres or larger. Many of these waters are in trouble. A growing population, poorly planned development, exotic plants and animals, and increased demands threaten the quality of our lakes. Problems become evident when our waters become unsightly or are unsafe for drinking, fishing, and swimming.

North Carolina Lake Management Society

Our non-profit organization was formed int 1994 and consists of lake homeowners, scientists, state agency representatives, and citizens who want to take a protective role in our state’s water resources.

What You Can Do

We invite you to visit our “About Us” page to learn more about how lakes function and how you can become more actively involved in their stewardship. Here you will learn how you can become a member or make a donation to help protect our North Carolina lakes and other water resources. If you do nothing else, please look at our Ten Best Management Practices and see how many you can implement the will help protect our water resources. Thank you for visiting our web site and hope you will join us. If you have any questions or need help, please email us.

Plan to attend our 2019 Spring Workshop

May 17, 2019 UNC-Wilmington Center for Marine Science

Click on this link for more information: