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  • 1. BROAD RIVER BASINThe broad river basin originates in the mountains of North Carolina and, Flows South east through the foothills and piedmont
  • 2. OTHER RIVERSther rivers include Green, First broad, Second broad ,and NorthPacolet rivers.
  • 3. SQUARE MILEShis river basin includes more than 100,000 nacres of land for thepublic to explore and 5,419 square miles.
  • 4. COUNTIES/CITIESome counties like Cleveland county, Saluda, and chimney village andother counties get there water from this river basin .
  • 5. HISTORICAL FACTSake lure is a big part of the basin this lake was created man made is1926.his river basin holds more than 100 rare plants within its 100,000acres
  • 6. PLANTS OR ANIMALSome of the many animals that are found are salamanders , turtles, andbats.n the broad river basin you may find many types of ivy and trees,flowers etc..
  • 7. By: Austin Goins
  • 8. The Broad River came from the mountains ofNorth Carolina and flows south eastthrough the foothills and Piedmont beforeentering South Carolina.
  • 9.  Lake Lure is a big part of the Broad River Basin.
  • 10.  It is 1514 square miles.
  • 11.  8 counties are using the basin, Gilkey Spindale Tryon Saluda Chimney Rock Village Columbus Shelby Rutherfordton
  • 12.  Total miles of streams and rivers 1,513
  • 13. Main Rivers and Smaller Tributaries Major tributaries include the Green, First Broad, Second Broad and North Pacolet rivers. There are also four major man-made lakes, including the popular tourist destination Lake Lure, which was built in 1926 to create electricity for the people that lived in that area.
  • 14. Plants and Animals The Green Salamander, a endangered species for the state, Mole Salamander, Blue Ridge Gray-cheeked Salamander, and South Mountain Gray-cheeked Salamander are among the basin’s rare animals. The Broad River Stream Crayfish and Broad River Spiny Cray fish occur only in this basin and in 2006 the Carolina Foothills Crayfish was described as a new kind and is endemic to the upper Broad surrounding basins. Excessive sediments in rivers pose a threat to these crayfish and other aquatic species.
  • 15. Other Facts on the Basin They have many different kinds of salamanders Has many endangered species of salamander in area.
  • 16. Broad RiverEmily Parker
  • 17. Broad RiverBroad River located in the foothills/piedmont of NCMajor Tributaries- Green, First Broad, Second Broad, North PacoletTotal Miles- 1,513
  • 18. Broad River Basin Square Miles of Basin- 1,514 square miles Who get water from it? -Forest City, Kings Mountain, Chimney Rock Village, Lake Lure, Rutherfordton, Shelby& Spindale
  • 19. History Of Broad River Featured in 1992 “Last of the Mohicans” at Hickory Nut Falls Lake Lure was built in 1926 to supply electricity 2011- white-nose syndrome became one of the serious threats to cave dwelling bats
  • 20. Plants and Animals that can befound there Crevice salamander Cave-dwelling Indiana Bat Green Salamander Hickory Nut Gorge Bog turtle
  • 21. Fun Facts Home to more than 100 plant and animal species You can tube on the Green River but make sure you go when they’ve let the dam down or you will walk most of it (learned from expeirence) You can hike and bike a lot near the rivers that feed off the basin
  • 22. Broad RiverBy: Kelsi Withers
  • 23. Location!!The Broad river is located in theMountains! It flows south eastthrough the foothills and thePiedmont before it goes intoSouth Carolina!
  • 24. Main rivers & small tributaries The main rivers and smalltributaries are the Green river,First Broad, Second Broad,&North Pacolet river.
  • 25. Square miles or riverThe size of the river is 1,514square miles.The streams and land are1,513 square miles.
  • 26. Countries & cities!Some of the cities are KingsMountains (moss lake), ForestCity, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure,Rutherfordton, Shelby &Spindale!!
  • 27. Facts The river ran northwest, into what used to be the French territory it then joined in with the might Mississippi.Headwaters of the French broad river spill from a 50 foot waterfall, found in the Transylvania county.The French broad river drains land from North Carolina and Tennessee.
  • 28. Plants & animals !Two aquatic salamanders The most common are mudpuppy’s, and hellbender’s.The French broad is also the only broad that has the distinctive turtle known as the eastern spiny softshell.
  • 29. More facts ;)More than 10 rare fish and three rare mussels are found in the French broad.In many different area’s across the state the population in the French broad river is increasing.
  • 30. By: Brock O’Brien Block 2
  • 31.  The Cape Fear River Basin starts in the north central piedmont region and ends on the coast
  • 32.  TheDeep and Hawk rivers form the Cape Fear River
  • 33. The total miles of the streams and rivers is 6,584
  • 34. Square MileS of the cape fear river Thetotal square miles of the Cape Fear River Basin is 9,164
  • 35. Who gets water from Cape Fear? Wilmington, Fayetteville, Almanac, Balden, Brunswick, Caswell, Chatham, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Pender, Randolph, Robeson, Rockingham, Sampson, Wake, and Wayne
  • 36. Historical Facts In the mid-1800s, the Cape Fear was an outlet for the commercial products of more than 28 counties. In2002 the river suffered an extreme drought
  • 37. Plants and animals of the Cape Fear River Basin The red-cockaded woodpecker, the Saint Francis’ satyr, and the West Indian manatee. The American alligator and the loggerhead sea turtle are listed nationally as threatened species
  • 38. Other Facts! 95 species of commercial and recreational fish 42 rare aquatic species
  • 39. Cape Fear River Basin By : Christopher Williams
  • 40. Cape Fear Facts• Cape Fear• It is located in the piedmont region• The head waters of the river basin are the deep and haw rivers• The total miles of streams and rivers is 6,584 miles• The size of the river basin is 9,164 square miles
  • 41. More Facts on The Cape Fear• Several counties get there water form this basin 26 in fact some of them are Brunswick, Charleston and Wilmington• It stretch’s several miles in to the Atlantic Ocean also it holds the ports of many large counties like Wilmington and others• The Cape Fear shiner can be found there and also the red-cockaded woodpecker and also the Saint Francis’ satyr
  • 42. Interesting facts about Cape Fear• Some other interesting facts about the Cape Fear river basin is that a large scale of natural resources are from the livestock this river basin holds 95 different species in it and its name comes form the treacherous offshore shoals and that’s all the information I can tell you but if you want to know more about this basin and the others to go to the internet and type in www.eenorthcarolina.org and click on North Carolina river basins to get a lot of information
  • 43. PasquotankBy: Carmen Henwood
  • 44. LocationThe Pasquotank river basin is located in the coastal area of North Carolina.
  • 45. Main Rivers Pasquotank, Alligator, Perquimans, Little,Yeopim, Scuppernong and North riversare part of the Pasquotank river basin. Allof these rivers empty into the Albemarle,Currituck, Roanoke, and Croatan sounds.
  • 46. Total Miles of RiversThere are 2,000 miles of rivers and streams on the Pasquotank river basin.
  • 47. SizeThe Pasquotank river basin is 3,366 square miles in size.
  • 48. CountiesThere are ten counties in the Pasquotank River Basin are Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington.
  • 49. Historical Factso George Washington formed a company in 1763 to drain the great dismal swamp. It went from 2,000sq mi to 166 sq mi.o They have found remains of canoes at the bottom of Phelps lake.o There were at least 400 ship wrecks between 1526 and 1940.
  • 50. Wildlifeo The Pasquotank river basin has more national wildlife refugees than any other.o Red wolveso Loggerhead sea turtleso Alligatorso Manateeso Cypress treeso Snow geese
  • 51. Factso It is 41% watero Has the smallest populationo It is a tourist destinationo Many lighthouses
  • 52. Broad River Basins By: Jessie Moore
  • 53. locationThe Broad River originates in themountains of western NorthCarolina and moves southeastthrough the foothills andPiedmont before entering SouthCarolina.
  • 54. Main river and smaller tributaries and etc..The main river includes LakeLure, Lake Adger, and Moss Lake. Tributaries arethe Green, First Broad, Second Broad and NorthPacolet rivers.
  • 55. Total miles streams and rivers ofTotal miles acres of of streams and rivers 1,513Total lakes 1,954
  • 56. Square miles of river basins1,514 square miles
  • 57. County’s and city’s gets water from• Shelby• Spindale• Rutherfordton
  • 58. FactsAn unusual feature in the basin is Bat Cave, the largest known granite fissure cave in North America.About 3o percent of streams in the basin are classified as trout waters,
  • 59. Plants animalsTroutSalamanderCray fishOver 100 plants
  • 60. Other facts• Canoe trails• Moss Lake provides the drinking water for Kings Mountain
  • 61. NorthCarolinaRiver Basins:Yadkin-PeeDee RiverBasins By: Keyondre Currence
  • 62. Yadkin-PeeDee RiverBasin• The Yadkin-Pee Dee river basin is located in three states: Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.• It is also the largest basin in North Carolina.• It’s located in the piedmont area of North Carolina.
  • 63. What are the rivers etc. it feeds?Lakes• W. Kerr Scott Reservoir• High Rock Lake• Tuckertown Reservoir• Badin Lake• Falls ReservoirRivers• Great Pee-Dee River• Lynches river• Little Pee-Dee river• Black River• Waccamaw River• Yadkin River• South Yadkin River• Abotts Creek• Roaring, Uwharrie, and Rocky river
  • 64. Statistics• Stream and rivers in square miles: 5,862 square miles• Basin in square miles: 7,221 square miles• 21 Counties get water from here:Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Florence, Sumter, Georgetown, Stanly County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, Yadkin County, Watauga County, Rowan County, Davidson County
  • 65. Faxs!!• Nickname- “Tigris and Euphrates of the Carolinas”• The watershed is 7,213 miles and the longest river is 435 miles• Its been a sight of early human civilization for 12,000 years
  • 66. Kourtney Paysour
  • 67.  Catawba River Basin is located in the southwestern part of the region state. Catawba started in the Mountains .
  • 68. • One Large Tributaries include South Fork Catawba .• Jacob Fork Rivers
  • 69. Total Miles Its about 17 Miles and Most Of The Rivers Are 224 Miles.
  • 70. Square Miles The Square Mile Of Catawba is 32,000 Acers .
  • 71. Several Counties / Cities Lineville, Henry fork river, Johns river, Jacob Fork river, upper river
  • 72. Facts About River Basin Catawba Was Named After a Tribe. It’s a Home To a Large Variety Of People. Catawba indians and their Ancestors Have lived in Catawba.
  • 73. Plants / Animals They Have a Rare Dragonfly it only exist in two place.
  • 74. Just Facts about my RiverBasin More Than 2 Million People Make There Home There. It Begins on The Eastern Slopes. The Basin is Also Made Up in Lakes .
  • 75. CAPE FEAR RIVER BASIN By: Krickett Davis
  • 76. NAME:he name of my river basin is the Cape Fear.he Cape Fear River draws its name from the offshoreshoals (“Cape of Feare” by early mariners).
  • 77. LOCATION:his river basin is located in North Carolina in thePiedmont .
  • 78. Main River and Small Tributarieshe main river is the Cape Fear River. The head- waters(origin) of the basin are the Deep and Haw rivers.
  • 79. TOTAL MILES OF STREAMS AND RIVERShe total mile of the streams and rivers is 6,584.
  • 80. SQUARE MILES OF RIVER BASIN:he square miles of the river basin is 9,164.
  • 81. COUNTIES AND CITIES THAT GET WATER FROM THE BASINSome counties and cities that get water from this riverbasin is Fayetteville and Wilmington . Chatham Countygets water from the Cape Fear River Basin also.
  • 82. Historical Factshroughout the 19th century, shallow- draft steamboatscalled at more than 100 local landings betweenFayetteville and Wilmington .n the mid-1800s, the Cape Fear was an outlet for thecommercial products of more than 28 counties.
  • 83. Plants and Animalsome fish that are found in the Cape Fear River Basin is theShad, Striped Bass, and Sturgeon fishes. The Red-Cockadedwoodpecker is a bird.
  • 84. Other factshe basin has 33 reservoirs (including the Jordan Lake); thelargest lake in the basin at 46,768 acres.
  • 85. LITTLE TENNESSEE BY:GAVIN SHOCKLEY
  • 86. LOCATION• Up in the great smoky mountains. (mountain region)
  • 87. Rivers, tributaries,• Main rivers-little Tennessee river• Tributaries- cullasaga, nantahala, tuckasegee,cheoah
  • 88. SiZe? SiZe? OF STREAMS AND RIVERS• Size- 2,501
  • 89. SiZe? sIzE? Of the river basin• Size-1,797
  • 90. Counties? Cities? That get water from little Tennessee• Counties-Franklin, Sylva, Cherokee, Macom• Cities-Franklin and highlands
  • 91. Historical facts• Has a Cherokee Indian reservation that is home to over 13,000 people.• Is one of the richest archaeological areas in the southeastern United States.
  • 92. Plants and animals that live here?Animals-elk, squirrel, salamander, lizards, fish,
  • 93. Facts!• 25 mile down from lake Emory
  • 94. Catawba River Basin By: Megan Allen
  • 95. Catawba River• The Catawba river starts in the Mountains and flows to the Piedmont.
  • 96. Rivers that flow in the Catawba• More tributaries in the Catawba River basin are Johns, South Fork Catawba, Henry Fork, and Jacob Fork Rivers.
  • 97. Total Miles of the Streams• The total miles of the steams and rivers are 9,389.• The size is 3,285 square miles.
  • 98. Counties and Cities That Get Water• Some Cities and Counties are Lincoln, Catawba, Burke, Gaston, and Mecklenburg
  • 99. Historical Facts• The walls of the gorge provide a remarkable window into a unusual geologic phenomenon- billion-year-old hard rocks atop softer ones only half there age.• At 5,964 feet, Grandfather Mountain is the highest point along the Blue Ridge Escarpment
  • 100. Plants or Animals• Some animals are Edmunds Snaketail Dragonfly, Grandfather Mountain Crayfish.• There are no Specific types of Plants.
  • 101. Other Facts• The Catawba River was named for the first tribe that settled its banks.• More than 2 million people live in the Catawba River Banks.• Charlotte, the largest municipality in the state, contains almost half of the basin’s population- more than 730,000 people.
  • 102. River basins of NC By: Nathan Davis
  • 103. Cape Fear• Cape fear is in the piedmont region of North Carolina.• The main river is called Cape Fear River. Tributaries were important pathways for early commerce in brunswick.
  • 104. Total miles• There are 6,584 miles of rivers and streams in Cape Fear.• Cape Fear is 9,164 square miles total
  • 105. Water• Chatham county, Fayetteville, and Wilmington get water from the basin.
  • 106. History of Cape Fear• Cape Fear used to be called “The Cape of Feare”• Also it was used for early commerce• And then river trade started to extend in the 19th century.
  • 107. Animals and plants• Shad, Striped Bass, and Sturgeon are some fish to be found in Cape Fear. The Red-Cockaded woodpecker is bird that’s there.
  • 108. Other facts• The basin has 33 reservoirs (including Jordan lake); the largest lake in the basin at 46,768 acres.• Expected population growth is about 3-5 million in the next 20 years.

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