Come see this cool estuary!
Importance of Estuaries
Estuaries are an important part of the function of the environment. It is not only the homes to many animals and plants it is also a transition zone for rivers, which eventually lead to even bigger bodies of water.
There are threats in estuaries. Global warming is one of them. Its not only harmful but, with global warming the sea levels rising and that can result in flooding of the estuary. Toxins in the area can also result to the overgrowth of plants and that limits the oxygen in the area.
Rivers, Streams, and Waterways
Some rivers, streams ,and waterways are the Roanoke river. That runs all the way from NC to Virginia. There are many streams and waterways in North Carolina.