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Tar Pamlico River Basin

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Gabith Yatez

on 17 March 2011

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Tar-Pamlico River Basin General Info 2,335 miles of water 16 counties (Pitt, Beaufort, Nash, Franklin, and Hyde) Population: 414,242 5,571 square miles 50 towns Water Quality Flora Fauna algae
atlantic white cedar
bald cypress
junipers snow geese
shel fish
whistling swan
ducks
fish Endangered Species Tar River Spinymussel
Dwarf wedgemussel
Red-cockaded woodpecker
West Indian manatee
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Major Cities Rocky Mount
Greenville
Oxford
Louisburg Threats water quality is getting worse
90% of commercial seafood in NC is caught
algae increase
diseased/dying fish
non-point source polution Tributaries/Streams Pungo River - main tributary
Fishing Creek
Tranters Creek
Swift
Cokey Swamp Attractions Interesting Facts used to be clean but quality is getting worse because of; algae blooms
fish kills
nonpoint source polution (farmland, timber, stormdrains) 3 water falls (Upper Falls, Little Falls, and a second Little Falls) 4th largest River Basin in NC Rocky Mount Children's Museum contains NC's largest natural lake, Mattamuskeet has the largest tobacco-producing county in NC thousands of tundra swan migrate to Lake Mattamuskeet 17 miles of coastline 663,593 acres of estuary the Tar River and the Pamlico River meet to become the same river the Albemarle-Pamlico is the second largest estuary system in the US The North Carolina Estuarium
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