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Tar-Pamlico River Basin Presentation :)

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Karlyn Morris

on 29 November 2012

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Tar-Pamlico River Basin Location The Tar-Pamlico river basin runs through the Coastal Plains and Piedmont regions. It is located in the north-eastern part of North Carolina. Main Rivers The Swift, Fishing, and Tranters are all creeks that connect to the basin. This also includes the Cokey Swamp and the 30 mile Pungo river. Animal Life They have a number of Wildlife Refugees. Such as the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, which holds one of the largest breeding populations of osprey, where the 80,000 swans and geese spend the winter at Pungo Lake. Other animals that live in the basin are:
-dwarf wedgemussel
-red-cockaded woodpecker
-West Indian manatee
-American alligator
-loggerhead sea turtle
-bald eagle Plants The White Cedar ecosystem is trying to restore juniper and bald cypress trees. Eelgrass, Shoalgrass, and Wigeon grass are all living in the Tar-Pamlico River Basin. Also, the White Cedar ecosystem is also living there. The White Cedar ecosystem is able stabilize stream flows, and can floodwater through their swamps. They filter and purify water as it flows through them. Some animals that live in the White Cedar ecosytem include the prairie, prothonotary,hooded warbler, ovenbird, and yellow-throats. Human Population 414,929 people are currently living by the Tar-Pamlico River Basin. By: Leslie Turbeville and Karlyn Morris Pollution The Tar River Basin does have several problems that have become in concern since the 80's. There has been algae overgrowth along with poor water quality, due to the fact of fish dying with diseases. Also, municipal treatment plants were placing its waste water in the river. But, as of 1989, the Tar-River Basin Association developed a program to help reduce all of the pollution.

Such as: Reducing the nutrient levels in the wastewater from the treatment plant
investing in farming practices that are able to reduce the nutrient runoff in the basin. Positive features There is PLENTY of wildlife to look at while you are hiking, biking and canoeing. Also, there is PLENTY of space to build campgrounds, along with 415,000 people that will most likely be interested to come see the campground. Keep in mind that...
Total acres of estuary: 663,593
Size: 5,571 square miles Source www.eenorthcarolina.org/images/RiverBasinImages/tar-pamlico.150dpi.pdf
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