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Roanoke River Basin

River Basin-Science Project
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alexia costante

on 23 October 2012

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Roanoke River Basin Roanoke River Basin know as the "river of death"to Native Americans and early settlers because it spring floods claimed so many lives, but the mighty Roanoke River has also been a giver of life. by rose lexi Roanoke River Basin maps and pictures and Endangered Species 1
found in Roanoke River Basin Logperch
The primary threats to the fish are agricultural and urban development in the conasauga River Basin and the pollution associated with this. State and Federal officials fear that a single event such as a chemical spill could destroy all the remaining individuals of this species. sources http://books.google.com/books?id=5YYqd4ROFfkC&pg=PA823&lpg=PA823&dq=what+is+the+endangered+species+for+roanoke+river+basin&source=bl&ots=zuaJXwWg9f&sig=FxUqLdGgnOY0vsAPNraSRs3b1Cw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=j5B8UOCmAona9ATbjID4Dg&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Endangered Species 2 found in Roanoke River Basin Roanoke Bass A member of the sunfish family and is very similar in shape and contrast to the Rock BAss. Most that are members of the sunfish family are stalky with strong tail that allows them to rapidly accelerate from stop to strike at their prey. Their shape also allows them turn rapidly in pursuit of their prey. http://bassfishing-gurus.com/roanoke-bass.php Where does the major river flow to? The Roanoke River flow from Roanoke Rapids to Scotland Neck Williamston What are the Source of the major river? The major sources of Roanoke rapids are During a single rain storm, water falling in the Catawba Valley will flow into both the Roanoke River and the James River, depending on what end of the valley the raindrop hits the ground. http://www.cbf.org/document.doc?id=239 http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/dsslroan.txt Interesting Facts about the river basin are The water quality in this river basin is generally good. Although only 9% of the streams are impaired. Each day, sewage treatment plants in the Roanoke River watershed discharge a combined 67.6
million gallons of wastewater containing excessive levels of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. 6275 sq. miles (4,015,000 acres)16% of VA. What are the major environmental threats to this area? The major environmental threats to this area is that 27% of the streams are threatened, primarily from polluted runoff. Sediment is the major concern. http://www.catawbalandcare.org/our-valley/environment/water/
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