The Broad River Basin The broad river originates from the western flows mountains of north Carolina. The river through the piedmont as well. This river is located in the mountains and can be used for recreation and for environmental purposes as well.(Examples of recreational purposes) are fishing, tubing, canoeing, and somewhere to go, just to hang out.(Examples of environmental purposes) can be used for fresh water to drink, hydroelectricity ,and many other thing as well
Main river and smaller tributaries,Creeks, etc. MAIN RIVER- Broad River Tributaries- Major tributaries include the Green, First Broad, Second Broad and North Pacolet rivers.
Square Miles or The Broad RiverBasinThe Broad River Basin contains more than 100,000 acres public and private land with rare animals plants and natural communities
Several counties and cities that getwater from the Broad River Basin!!!Some include Chimney Rock Gilkey Columbus Rutherfordton Shelby Spindale Tryon Saluda Chimney Rock Village
History on the Broad River Basin!!! Some cool history that the Broad River Basin contains is unusual geologic feature in the basin is Bat Cave, the largest known granite fissure cave in North America. With a cathedral entrance room 300 feet long and 85 feet high, Bat Cave Has more than a mile of passageways. Most caves are carved as water dissolves lime stone; and shifting rocks.
Plants And AnimalsRiver Basin contains more than 100,000 acres of public and private lands with rare animals, plants and natural communities.Animals include: Salamanders and patsPlants: there are over 100 species of plants
??Other Facts about the Basin?? Here at the basin you can go hiking,fishing, biking, paddling and there are so many numbers to call for info. That I couldn’t name….
Back ground informationThe Broad River starts in the mountains ofwestern North Carolina and flows South east and goesthrough out the Foothills and Piedmont area beforeentering South Carolina.The main tributaries include the Green, First Broad, SecondBroad and North Pacolet rivers.The river is about 100 acres of “land”.
Shelby and some parts of Cleveland county getthe water from the river basin.The river has 1,513 square miles with 1,495stream miles, and 1,954 reservoir acres.The road River Stream Crayfish and Broad RiverSpiny Cray fish occur only in this basin and in2006 the Carolina Foothills Crayfish
Plants and animals• There are 100 or so rare plant species located within the watershed, and the rarest is the globally endemic White Irisette. And there are a lot of salamanders.
*Counties/ Cities that get water from this basin *Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, and Swain.
*Historical Fact *Most of the population lives in and around Franklin, Sylva and Cherokee, a reservation that is home to the entire Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, which numbers more than 13,000.
*Plants and Animals *River Otter *Elk *Flying Squirrels *Hellbenders
*Other Facts *The Little Tennessee River flows into the Tennessee River at Lenoir City, Tennessee and it eventually flows to the Gulf of Mexico. *Macon County, which includes the towns of Franklin and Highlands, is the basin’s fastest-growing county.
•The Catawba River and the Wateree River areessentially one river that begins in the BlueRidge Mountains of western North Carolina andflows through the Charlotte metropolitan areainto Lake Wateree in South Carolina. The nameof the river changes to the Wateree River inLake Wateree and eventually joins with theCongaree River in Lake Marion.
• The upper Catawba River watershed begins along the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge and descends into the foothills and Piedmont. The basin drains 3,285 square miles and includes 3,005 stream miles. Publicly owned lands in the basin are Pisgah National Forest, four state parks (parks total 17,700 acres), and South Mountains Game Land (21,613 acres).
• The headwaters of the Catawba River originate in the steep terrain of the mountains. These headwater streams are classified as trout waters and the water quality is generally good to excellent. The Linville River, a headwater stream, is one of four rivers in the state designated by the General Assembly as a state Scenic River.
In Carolina northern There are animals that are rare like the ,flying squirrel and the Virginia big- eared bat, both federally listed endangered species. There are some rare plant’s and animals in the northern blog.
Total miles of streams and rivers:279 Municipalities within basin: 6 Counties within basin: 2 Size: 205 square miles Population: 25,329 (2010 U.S. Census)
Rock bass and smallmouth bass are other popular catches. Thousands of tourists also flock to this region to ski, hike and golf. Breathtaking vistas are another offering that visitors discover in abundance.
North Carolina The basin includes parts of Watauga and Avery counties and only six incorporated towns, including Banner Elk, Beech Mountain and a portion of Boone.
Location in NC• The river is a fifty foot waterfall in Transylvania County it is known to be called the Court House Falls, the waterfall in Transylvania flows into North Fork, which goes into West Fork near Rosman and eventually goes into the Middle and East forks to finally become the French Broad.
Main Rivers @ Square MilesTwo major river basins are The Mills, Davidson and Swannanoa rivers are a majorpart of the French Broad River in North Carolina. Its total miles of streams and rivers2,830
Counties• Johnson Bridge• Fannings Bridge• Butler Bridge Patton Bridge• Crab Creek Road• Blantyre Road Etowah School Road in Etowah• McLean Bridge (U.S. 64) in Etowah• Johnson Bridge• Boylston Highway Bridge• Kings Bridge
Historical Fact• The basin gives over one million people with drinking water .• It’s the third oldest river.
Location• The Broad River originates in the mountains of western North Carolina and flows southeast through foothills and Piedmont before entering South Carolina.• One of the best known beauties of the basin are Chimney Rock State Park.• The Broad River Basin has more than 100,000 acres of public and private lands with lots of rare animals, plants and natural communities.
Plants And Animals• This Natural Heritage Areas provide habitat for more than 100 plant and animal species and 24 natural communities.• One of the 100 or so rarest plants is the globally endemic White Irisette.• The Green Salamander is a state listed endangered species.
Peaks• Headwaters of the First Broad River slope down the south side of the South Mountains.• Peaks under 3,000 feet and valleys with rhododendrons and hemlocks, the woodlands are saved from logging in the basin.• The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission now manages the 17,829-acre tract the South Mountains Game Land.
Main Rivers• Some of the major tributaries include the 1st Broad, 2nd Broad, Green, and North Pacolet rivers.• Lakes include Lake Lure and Moss Lake.
Counties And Cities That Get This Water• Some of the cities that use this water are Kings Mountain, Shelby, Lake Lure Rutherfordton, Chimney Rock Village, Spindale, and Forest City.
Roanoke River Basin is located in Southern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina.
The main River of Roanoke Basin is The Roanoke River.
The Roanoke River Basin is about 3,493 sqare Miles long.
Citys that get water from Roanoke The Citys and Countries that get water from the Roanoke Basin is Patrick, Henry, Pittsylvania, and Halifax…Etc.
Historical facts Larger tributaries of the Roanoke River include Little Otter River, Big Otter River, Blackwater River, Pigg River, Dan River, Smith River and Banister River. The watershed includes tw major Reservoirs.
Animals that live at Roanoke Atlantic Sturgeon Snail Bullhead Quillback Blue Ridge Sculpin Banded Pygmy Sunfish
Location:• Cape Fear is located in the Coastal Plain and tidewater region.
Land Acreage that feeds the river:• The Black River• Northern Cape Fear River
Main River, smaller tributaries, creeks, etc.• The Main River is the Cape Fear• Cape Fear is One of four rivers contained within North Carolina’s border. The head- waters of the basin are Deep and Haw Rivers
How many Square Miles??• Cape Fear is 15, 748 Square miles including the stream and rivers.
W gets water from the ho river??• Some cities are Wilmington, Charleston, Brunswick• Some towns are Leland, Varnamtown, Watha, Burgaw, Atkinson
Historical Facts:• In the mid !800’s, the Cape Fear River was a “outlet” for the commercial products for 28 countries.• Throughout the 19th century, shallow-draft steamboats called at more than 100 local landings between Fayetteville and Wilmington.
Plants and Animals• The Cape Fear Shiner is a fish that is federally listed as endangered. It is also found no where else in the world.• Also a Red-Cockaded Woodpecker• Saint Francis’ satyr ( a butterfly)
The broad river basinThis river basin starts in the mountains andflows through the foothills and the piedmontregion of NC and into SC. Green, First Broad, Second Broad andNorth Pacolet rivers are some major tributaries.
Cities that need this basin and more• Kings mountain is one city that gets its water supplies from the river. Also Forest City, Kings Mountain, Chimney Rock Village, Lake Lure, Rutherfordton, Shelby and Spindale.• The whole water basin tributaries and the main river, called the broad river cover about 1,513 miles and the size of it is 1,514 miles.
History and other fun facts• The Muscogee and Cherokee people lived on or near the broad river nearly 12,000 years ago• There are about 100 species of plants on the broad river• Bog turtles, crevice salamander and cave dwelling Indiana bat are just some animals you might find at the broad river basin.
Location In NC!!!!• The location is in the Piedmont near Roxboro and changes to Brackish water.
Main River and smaller tributaries, creeks, etc.• Major tributaries in the upper basin are Swift, fishing and Tranters creeks and Cokey Swamp.• The 30 mile Pungo River is the main tributary in the lower basin.• Main river is the Pamlico!
Total miles of streams and rivers!!• The total miles of streams and rivers is 2,521!
Name several counties and or cities that get water form this basin• Vance, Washington, Nashville, Halifax and Oxford!!!!!
Historical Facts about the River Basin!• The Pamlico Sound is the largest body of water behind barrier islands in the world. It covers more than 2,000 square miles!• The Tar-Pamlico River Basin is one of just four river basins contained entirely within North Carolina, and it is the third largest in the state. It is a diverse region with many valuable wetlands and creatures.
Plants & Animals that may be found here!• Tar River Crayfish• Tidewater Mucket• Tar River Spinymussel• The lake has one of the largest breeding populations of osprey in the state.
Other Facts..!• The Albemarle and Pamlico sounds comprise the second largest estuary system in the United States!!• The Tar-Pamlico River Basin offers many opportunities to enjoy and explore nature through walking, hiking and biking
Pictures!!!! Of The Tar—Pamlico River Basin!
Facts about the little Tennessee river. The length of the river is about 135 miles (217 km). And the mouth of the river is 741 feet (226 m) The water flows into the mountains then into Georgia n in north Carolina. Then it finely goes into Tennessee.
Some more facts You can do a lot of like white water rafting or kayaking and u can also camp n also go walking in the woods. And u can also go fishing.
facts The square miles is 1,800 and there are like 300 different kinds of animals and plants. 5,000 feet and trees over 400 years old. The river have a high waterfall.