North Carolina Geography: The Tidewater Region

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North Carolina Geography: The Tidewater Region

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

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