The Intensive Survey Branch (ISB) collects and interprets a variety of biological, chemical, and physical data that are incorporated in the DWR basinwide planning concept. ISB monitoring programs include the Ambient Lake Monitoring Program, Lake TMDL Studies, and other Special Studies/Intensive Surveys as requested and as resources allow. 

Specific monitoring activities include:

• Ambient Lakes Monitoring
• Chemical sampling in water or sediment
• Physical measurements (temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity)
• Flow/velocity/time-of-travel measurement
• Sediment oxygen demand and nutrient flux
• Channel morphology and lake bathymetry measurement
• Remote sampling

Standard Operating Procedures

Physical and Chemical Monitoring SOP 
Lakes Monitoring Quality Assurance Project Plan  



Staff Contacts

Branch Number 919.743.8403

Jeff DeBerardinis
Branch Supervisor
Env. Specialist II
Craig Hoover NC Lakes Monitoring Program Coordinator 919.743.8415
Robert Langley Env. Specialist I 919.743.8419
Joe Mohn Env. Specialist I 919.743.8421
Env. Specialist I
Vacant Env. Technician

Water Sciences Section 1621 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1621