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    North Carolina Geography: The Tidewater Region North Carolina Geography: The Tidewater Region Presentation Transcript

    • North Carolina’s Geography: The Tidewater
    • Where in the World is North Carolina?
    • Where in the Country is North Carolina?
    • Where in the Region is North Carolina?
    • North Carolina’s Regions
    • Features of the Tidewater region
      • Narrow strip of land extends along the Atlantic Ocean.
      • About 30 miles wide in southern NC, but as wide as 50 miles in the north.
      • Land is influenced by daily movement of the ocean’s tides.
    • North Carolina’s Barrier Islands
    • North Carolina’s Barrier Islands
    • North Carolina’s Barrier Islands (the Outer Banks)
      • Islands off the coast of NC that form the beach for much of the Tidewater.
      • Part of a long chain of sand spits.
      • Called The Outer Banks along the northern half of the state coastline.
    • North Carolina’s Sounds Sound: A bay or inlet of water
    • North Carolina’s Sounds
      • Currituck Sound in the North
      • Albemarle Sound
      • Pamlico Sound
        • Largest and deepest
      • Core Sound
      • Bogue Sound.
    • Major Rivers in the Tidewater
    • Major Rivers in the Tidewater
      • Each is fed by fresh water coming from rivers in the Coastal Plain
      • Pamlico River feed into Pamlico Sound
      • Trent and Neuse Rivers come together at New Bern and feed into the Pamlico Sound.