Cape Fear

By Marion Grubbs and Aileen Morales

Facts:

  • Cape Fear goes all the way to Fayetteville, NC and the mouth is located at the Atlantic ocean.
  • Cape Fear is approximately 9,164 square miles.
  • Cape Fear is the longest River in North Carolina.
  • The population was 2,072,305 in the year 2010.
  • Describe the basin:
  • Cape Fear has large industries along the lower part of cape fear that makes the basin North Carolina's most industrialized.
  • The basin has one- fifth of North Carolina's population.
  • There are important tributaries that include the Black river and the Northeast Cape Fear river.
  • There are 26 counties with the basin.
  • The basin has 33 reservoirs and also includes Jordan lake, the largest lake in the basin at 46,768 acres.
  • Large-scale livestock
  • at least 95 species of commercial and recreational fish
  • Important places in Cape Fear:
  • They have many places you can visit and many activities you can do at the cape fear river basin that include:
  • Hiking
  • a botanical garden
  • Paddling
  • Biking
  • environmental education centers
  • Non point and point source pollution:
  • A non- point source pollution in cape fear is polluted run-off that washes into streams and rivers.
  • This is causing stress to the aquatic systems.
  • Another non- point source pollution is when the storm water gets into the water.
  • They could fix this problem by reducing the use of pesticides, and fertilizers.
  • A point source pollution is fecal and sediment bacteria end up getting into the river basin because there are animal feeding places around.
  • Another point source pollution is toxic substances from land uses and steam side industries.
  • A way to fix this is to use low impact development strategies and they will eventually improve the environmental conditions and will restore the habitat.
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The map of where all the water drains together

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This is a land animal (bird) located at Cape Fear

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Another land animal (turtle) located at Cape Fear

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An aquatic animal that lives in Cape Fear is shrimp

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Another aquatic animal that lives in Cape Fear is Juvenile Fish

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Those are both plants that are located at Cape Fear