Yadkin pee-dee river basin

12,000 years of north carolina's history

The 2nd largest river basin in North Carolina.

The Yadkin-Pee Dee river basin stretches 5862 square miles across North Carolina, The head waters are at hanging rock and it drains in too the Atlantic Ocean. The basin takes up another 203 miles of the Atlantic ocean.


The watershed starts in the northwestern corner of North Carolina near a mountain called blowing rock. It is estimated that the river basin takes up 22,988 acres of water in North Carolina. It is the second largest body of water in North Carolina.

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History Section

The Yadkin-Pee Dee river has been documented for 12,000 years. The scientists studying this river basin believe the basin to be more than 12,000 years old, since they have only been documenting the information for 12,000 years. The first humans settled on this river 12,000 years ago. The river basin is half forested and 13 percent developed.

Extra Facts

-population: 1,463,535 as of 2000

-Counties within the basin: 21

-Total miles of streams and rivers: 7,721 miles

-You can find a bald eagle at the Yadkin Pee-Dee

-Thousands of species live in and around the Yadkin Pee-Dee

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