Pasquotank River

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Conservation

Professionals regulate the design of septic systems are separate from those that regulate storm water treatment and removal. Professionals who plan and design septic systems do not typically consider the effects of the septic system used in a subdivision on other water management needs, such as stormwater treatment. Rules that who plan and design stormwater treatment systems, or flood control systems, don't address the likely effects on the septic systems installed in the area.Therefore, one of the key points of our latest project is to demonstrate a new method to manage water in a community using a watershed approach. Hopefully our waters will be cleaner than ever soon.



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Commerce


Vessels brought loads of brandy and bacon from Scotland Neck on the Roanoke River, through the Albemarle Sound, turned north on the Pasquotank River, and then connected with the canal to deliver it to the city of Norfolk. Feeder ditches, which used to bring logs and other supplies to the main canal, intersect the canal at regular intervals.They’d get a series of logs, bind them together, and make a long raft some of the rafts were a quarter- to a half-mile long. Two boys would walk along the tow path with a long pole across their shoulders. Once they got the logs moving, they could walk to South Mills or Deep Creek.


Geology

The Pasquotank River Basin is located in the northeastern corner of North Carolina. The land area of this drainage basin is 3,635 square miles with only 464 stream miles. Most of the water resource effort in this basin is focused on the estuaries and wetlands. There are 868,000 acres of saltwater in the basin. Land use in this basin is primarily agricultural, with widespread use of drainage canals. The Pasquotank River Basin is located in the northeastern corner of North Carolina. The land area of this drainage basin is 3,635 square miles with only 464 stream miles. Most of the water resource effort in this basin is focused on the estuaries and wetlands. There are 868,000 acres of saltwater in the basin. Land use in this basin is primarily agricultural, with widespread use of drainage canals.