The Catawba River Basin is mostly in thepiedmont and a little in the mountains. Main Rivers and Tributaries etc.It flows through the Wilson Creek Gorge,then joins the Johns River. Some largetributaries are the Johns, South ForkCatawba, Henry Fork and Jacob ForkRivers.
3,285 square miles. 9,389 total miles of streams andrivers. Provision This basin provides for 11 different counties such as Gaston, Lincoln, Union, and Mecklenburg county.
Named after the first tribe that settled in the area. Catawba means “people in the fork of the river” The river provided the clay that allowed the Catawba people to become master potters
The rare Edmund’s Snaketail Dragonfly Grandfather Mountain Crayfish A freshwater mussel called the Carolina heelsplitter.
The Catawba Indians and there ancestors have lived in the Catawba River valley for more than 10,000 years. The Catawba is the most densely populated river basin in NC
The Catawba river is in the mountainsSome Tributaries in the Catawba riverinclude johns, south fork Catawba , Henryfork and Jacob fork rivers.There are 9,389 miles of the streams andrivers. There are 3,285 square miles in theCatawba river.
Yadkin and Pee Dee River Basin The basin is contoured in the Uwharrie Mountains. It has played as much a role in the human settlement as the rich fertile river that come through them. There is 5,862 total mile of streams and rivers. There is 7,221 square miles of the river basin.
Yadkin and Pee Dee River Basin There are 21 counties within the basin. Winston Salem, Statesville, Lexington and Salisbury are cities supported by the Yadkin River. The Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin bisects North Carolina, running north to south, nearly separating counties on its way.
Yadkin and Pee Dee River Basin Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin contain some significant remnants of the of early American civilization and the oldest cultural remains in North Carolina.
Yadkin and Pee Dee River Basin The Bald Eagle, Wood Ducks, and the Robust Redhorse are some animals that are commonly found.
Yadkin and Pee Dee River Basin Native American cultures began settling in this region about 12,000 years ago. The Native Americans quarried the Uwharries for Rhyolite, a strong but malleable volcanic rock that they found in abundant on the mountaintops.
It has rich lands of the mountains and piedmont of Virginia and North Carolina. This basin enters through John H. Kerr Reservoir then flows through Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids Lake, then as a river downstream of Weldon.
It is 3,493 square miles Total miles of streams and rivers is 2,213 White- tailed deer, wild turkey, and black bear are some of the animals that live there. Some are rare like red-cockaded woodpecker.
This used to be an avenue for heavy springtime runs of striped bass that lived in the ocean. Roanoke was known as the “River of Death”, because its speed floods claimed so many lives.
There are 17 counties that get water from here. Beauford, Bertie, Caswell, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Halifax, Martin, Northampton, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Warren, and Washington. Over 60% of the basin lies in the state of Virginia.
The basin has created fertile farmland for cotton, corn, tobacco, peanuts and soybeans. Striped bass, also called “stripers” and “rocks” made the town of Weldon the “rockfish capital of the world”.
Cape Fear locationCape fear starts at thepiedmont and flows to thecoast.
Cape Fear Rivers• Haw River• Ramseur River• Bynum River• Fattyevillie river
Cape Fear total miles• Total miles of river and steams – ( 6,584 )• Size ( 9,164 ) square miles
Counties that get water from Cape Fear• Sampson• Moore• Chatham• Duplin• Alamance• Bladen• Hoke
Historical Facts• The river draws its name from treacherous off shore shoals ( dubbed Cape Fear by early mariners ).• Cape Fear River Basin is one of four river basins completely contained within North Carolina’s borders.• In the 1800s Cape Fear was an outlet of commercial products of more than 28 countries.
Things you may find in Cape Fear• red-cockaded woodpecker• Butterfly• Sea turtle• Alligator
Facts• Cape Fear river ends as a 35 mile long costal estuary• People mostly use Cape from for drinking, fishing, swimming
Where is the Broad River The Broad River is in Transylvania county, North Carolina, and stretches into the state of Tennessee.
The main rivers These main rivers include, The Green River, The First Broad, The Second Broad, and the North Pacolet River. There are also four man made lakes, like Lake Lure, Lake Adger, There are 27 Municipalities
Miles and squares miles of theBroad River It is 1,514 square miles It is also 1,954 acres And stretches across eight counties
Cities or counties the broad riveris connected to Cleveland County Boiling springs Tennessee Asheville
Historical facts The headwaters of the French Broad River spill from a 50-foot waterfall in Transylvania County The French Broad River Basin drains land in both North Carolina and Tennessee. About half of the land surrounding these headwater streams is forested
Plants and animals in the broadriver. Trout are abundant in the upper reaches of the basin It’s one of only two river basins in North Carolina where you’ll find the 9-inch aquatic salamander called the common mudpuppy
Other facts I have been to the broad river and it is magnificent.
LocationThe Broad River starts in the mountains ofwest North Carolina and runs south eastthrough the foothills and Piedmont before itenters the South Carolina region.
Main River and moreMajor rivers include the Green River, FirstBroad River, Second Broad River and the NorthPacolet River. Also, there four major human-made lakes, which includes the famous touristattraction, Lake Lure. Lake Lure was built in1926 to supply electricity to the local people.The other lakes include Lake Adger and KingsMountain Reservoir, which is known as MossLake.
Miles of Streams and RiversThere is a total of 1,513 miles of streamsand rivers in the Broad River Basin.
Size of River BasinThe Broad River Basin is 1,514square miles total.
Counties and Cities that the BroadRiver Basin provides to.The Broad River Basin provides water tomany different cities and counties. TheBroad River provides water to the city ofKings Mountain through the Moss Lake.Also, the Broad River Basin provideswater to Rutherford County through theBroad River.
Historical Fun Facts!The Broad River Basin was in battle scenes filmed for the 1992 movie “Last of the Mohicans” at the 404 foot Hickory Nut FallsLake Lure in the Broad River Basin was man made in 1926 to supply electricity to the local people.
Plant and Animal LifeThere are many animals within the broad river basin but some popular animals include the green salamander or the crevice salamander, also the spiny catfish is a popular fish. There are also many plants within the Broad River Basin but due to run off and surface water the soil is sometimes not as fertile as it needs to be. A plant within the Broad River Basin includes a White Irisette.
Other Fun Facts!The Broad River Basin contains more than 100,000 acres of public and private lands.The “Bat Cave” is within the Broad River Basin!About 30 percent of streams in the basin are classified as trout waters, which means the state prohibits activities that would harm the fishery.
LocationThe location of the Catawba begins on theeastern slopes of the blue ridge mountains inMcDowell County. It flows east, then south intoLake Wylie on the North Carolina – SouthCarolina border.
Main Rivers and Smaller Tributaries• The main rivers include Scenic Rivers, Linville River, Jacob Fork and Henry Fork River.
Location• The Location of the Catawba River Basin is at the Piedmont.
Length• The total Length of the river basin (square miles) is 3,305 square miles. But the only places it passes is North Carolina and South Carolina.
Plants or Animals• Edmund’s Snaketail dragonfly.• Grandfather Mountain Crayfish• There is not that many plants around the Catawba River Basin
Historical facts about the Basin• Charlotte contains half the basins population.• Linville Gorge has the nickname of “The Grand canyon of the East”
OTHER FACTS• One of the mountains is Grandfather Mountain.• Home of Linville Falls.
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White Oak• The White Oak River Basin is between the eastern portions of the Neuse and Cape Fear river basins. This is near the coast.• There are 4 river systems. The main is the Newport River. The New River is the most populated.• The total miles of streams and rivers is 320 miles.• The size is 1,382 square miles.• There are 6 counties within this basin. The main one is Jacksonville. A town that uses this water is Swansboro.
Facts:• The bight which is in this area has unique landforms such as islands, marshes, riverine wetlands, pocosins, and many more.• The most common plants found are carnivorous plants. Some are Venus flytrap, pitcher plants, bladderworts, butterworts and sundews.• Other facts are that several endangered animals are found here. Also, between 1970 and 2000, the population grew about 50 percent.
Yadkin and Pee Deeriver Basin Palmer Davis Block 2 Mrs. Short
Itstarts in the mountains and flows its way to the piedmont.Main River(s)-Yadkin River & Pee Dee River.Total miles of streams and rivers:5862 miles .The total size of the river basin is 7221 square miles.THE BASIN
◦ Some of the tributaries that flow into the main rivers in this basin are :Mitchell, Ararat, Uwharrie and the Rocky rivers. ◦ Some of the creeks that are tributaries to the river basin are the Dutchmans, Long and Abbotts creeks. ◦ The river basin consist of 30 species of rare aquatic animals and two of those 30 are federally listed to be endangered species. ◦ The Carolina Heelsplitter is a type of muscle that is only found in 10 places and one happens to be in the basins Goose Creek.THE BASIN
Some of the tributaries of the Yadkin and Pee Dee river basin are the Mitchell, Ararat, Uwharrie, and Rocky rivers also the Dutchmens, Longs and Abbots creekTHE BASIN