The Tar Pamlico!
River Basin in North Carolina
What and Where?
The majority of the basin falls within Eastern North Carolina and is 100% within the state. 2,521 miles of rivers and streams are part of the basin. 472,229 people live inside the basin as of 2010. Includes Lake Mattamuskeet, which is the largest natural lake in NC. Headwaters are located in the Northern Piedmont Region. The mouth is located in the Pamlico Sound
The bird migrates to NC during cold winters and flies north for colder summers
A tree located all around the basin near water for fertile soil
Tar River Spinymussel
A rare species of mussel found in the waters of the basin
Lake Mattamuskeet- Largest natural lake in NC
Fox Pond- An important breeding ground for fish
Pocosin Lakes- Natural resivoirs and breeding ground for birds
Beaufort- A town big in the fishing industry located on the coast
Hyde- A large city located in the basin