Location•The cape fear river is located in the costal plains.• in north Carolina.
Tributaries /Total Miles /And Square Miles•Fear River Basin has 6,049 miles of streams and rivers. This includes Cape Fear River, Black River, South River, and larger streams like Colly and Turnbull creeks. The basin is also 9,324 square miles.
Places that get water from the water basin•Regions, near Greensboro and High Point, and ends on the coast.
Location The Cape Fear River goes from the piedmont and flows into the coastal plains.
Main River and Tributaries The main river is the Cape Fear River Cape Fear has two main tributaries, the Black River and the Northeast Cape Fear River
Total miles and Square miles The total miles of the Cape Fear River and the streams are 6,584 miles. The square miles of this river basin is 9,164 sq. mi.
Counties and Cities that use the water Counties: 26 Cities: Lee Wilmington (main) Chatham Alamance Southport Durham Orange Boiling Spring Lakes & more
Historical Facts Giovanni da Verrazano was the first known European explorer to arrive in the Cape Fear Region.
Plants and Animals Plants: Animals: American Elm tree red-cockaded woodpecker Shagbark Hickory tree Southeast bald eagle Salix nigra (black willow) American alligator Red Maple tree Sea Turtles
Facts About the Broad River Basin• From the foothills into the piedmont of North Carolina• The main river is the Broad River. Some tributaries include the Green, First Broad, Second Broad, and North Pacolet rivers.• The total miles of rivers and streams is 1,513 and it is 1,514 square miles.
Counties and Cities in the Broad River Basin• Cities include Chimney Rock Village, Saluda, Columbus, Tryon, Gilkey, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Shelby, and even Kings Mountain• Counties include Buncombe, McDowell, Rutherford, Cleveland, Polk, and Henderson
Historical Facts• Hickory Nut Falls was used in the battle scenes of the movie The Last of the Mohicans.
Plants• Contains one of the rarest and most globally endangered White Irisette
Animals• Salamanders like the Green, Blue Ridge Gray- cheeked, and South Mountain Gray-cheeked
Other Interesting Facts• The Broad River basin contains the Bat Cave. It is 300 feet long and 85 feet high with more than a mile of passageways. It was made by the shifting of rocks.
• Trout fishing is very popular in the rivers and lakes of the basin.
* There was clay material at the bottom of the river that Indians used to create clay pots* It is the most densely populated river basin in north Carolina* You can find art from here in the Smithsonian museum *Other historical facts
Location on Coastal and freshwater wetlandsWhite oakTotal miles of streams and rivers 320Size:1,382 square milesOnslow, Swansboro, Carteret, Beaufort
• In 1970 and 2000 the population grew by about 50 percent• They say 25,818 people will live in the basin by 2020• Animals like Manatee, The Red-Cockaded woodpecker• So plats like Fragrant white lily, and Venus fly trap
Other Facts• More than 80,000 acres of the Forest lie in the White Oak River Basin
River Basins Name: White Oak Location: Coast
Facts Main river: White Oak River Creeks: Southwest creek, Northeast creek Total miles of streams and rivers: 320 Square miles of river basin: 1382 square miles Counties or cities that get water from White Oak basin: Jacksonville, Carteret, Craven
Plants and AnimalsPlants: Animals:• Fragrant white lily American alligator• Venus flytraps Green heron• Trumpet pitcher plant Manatee• Sundews
Other facts Forest and wetland cover almost half of the basin There are a lot of rare and endangered animals found in the basin• Increasing population density in the basin is putting new pressure on water quality in streams, rivers and estuaries