For questions or information regarding the Watershed Evaluation Tool or WET Training, please contact:

Sarah Bruce, Executive Director
Upper Neuse River Basin Association
Triangle J Council of Governments
P.O. Box 12276
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Tel: 919.558.9343

Watershed Evaluation Tool Task Group

The WET Task Group guided the development of the Upper Neuse WET. Members are listed below:

Silvia Terziotti, US Geological Survey
Mary Giorgino, US Geological Survey
Barry Baker, Granville County Planning
Wright Lowery, Wake County GIS
Kenny Keel, Town of Hillsborough
Jocelyn Elliott, NC Ecosystem Enhancement Program
Bonnie Duncan, NC Ecosystem Enhancement Program
H. Dale Crisp, City of Raleigh
Melissa Carle, Water Resources Research Institute
Colleen Kiley, NC Center for Graphic Information and Analysis
Larry Band, UNC-Chapel Hill
Scott Miles, Town of Wake Forest
Cam McNutt, NC DWQ Basin Planning
David Meaux, Orange County
Chris Kannan, US Geological Survey
James Gregory, NCSU Dept. of Forestry
Katie Ertmer, Franklin County Planning
George Norris, NC Ecosystem Enhancement Program
Hal Bryson, NC Ecosystem Enhancement Program
John Cox, City of Durham Stormwater Services
Nancy Newell, Durham County Environmental Resources Dept.
Chris Dreps, Upper Neuse River Basin Association

To download meeting minutes of this task group, click on the meetings listed below:


The UNRBA, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement Program (NCEEP) have created a Watershed Evaluation Tool (WET) for the Upper Neuse River Basin. The WET is the first national pilot project of the USGS's National Hydrography Dataset. The WET provides local communities with a Geographic Information Systems-based tool to automate much of the basic analysis needed in many types of watershed planning.

The WET will facilitate the following types of projects in the Upper Neuse Basin: