By Marion Grubbs and Aileen Morales
- 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:
- a botanical garden
- 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.