Lumber River Basin

By: Aaron Wilson & Grace Adler

Features

  • the total miles of streams and rivers spands over 2,247 miles
  • 472,276 people live in the Lumber River Basin
  • headwaters: Drowning Creek
  • mouth: Little Pee Dee River

Landforms

  • Bird island coastal reserve
  • Lake Waccamaw state park
  • Lumber river state park
  • Museum of coastal Carolina and ingram planetarium
  • North Carolina museum of forestry
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Point/Non-Point Source Pollution

  • Animal lots (point source)
  • House hold chemicals (point source)
  • Malfunctioning sewage systems
  • Agriculture
  • Urban run off
  • Septic tanks
  • Marinas
  • Power plants (point source)

Solutions

Non-point~ The DWQ created the Lumber River Basin wide water quality plan to help clean up pollution in the river basin


Point~ A solution to point source pollution could be waste water treatment plants which will treat the polluted water and run it through filters.

Point and Non Point Source Descriptions

  • Animal Lots- the water in the basin can become contaminated from animal waste may flow into it.
  • Nuclear Power Plants- Can possibly leak radiation into waters and will contaminate waters making them extremely dangerous for wildlife.


  • Agriculture- Fertilizers and Pesticides can get into water polluting it and causing a hazard to wildlife who use the water as a source to drink from.
  • Urban Run Off- Surface run off of water caused from urbanization which is major source of urban flooding and can cause pollution problems in urban communities worldwide.