Yadkin pee-dee river basin
12,000 years of north carolina's history
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.
One of the dams that is on the Yadkin-Pee Dee river basin.
Meanders and Turns
This picture shows all the Meanders in the Yadkin-Pee Dee river.
Trees in the river
The basin is known for having trees grow right in the middle of the river basin.
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.
-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
This fish was caught in 2011 the species is still unknown.
These fish are found near the banks of the river they have very sharp barbs.
You can find a lot of plants near the river but the most iconic is the islands and the trees in the middle of the river.