Pasquotank River Basin.

By: Kaylin Niles

Description of the river basin:

The name of this river basin is Pasquotank River Basin. The basin has more national wildlife than any other and has the fewest amount of people. It is located in the eastern part of North Carolina and part of Virgina. There are 2,000 rivers and streams within the river, The population is 118,913. The headwaters are located in Gates County.
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important features:

The Great Dismal Swamp, Back Bay National Wildlife Refude, and two canals that connect the Albemarle-Pamlico with its brackish neighbor to the north, The Chesapeake Bay.

Non-point pollution & Point-source pollution:

Non-point pollution sources that degrade water quality include agriculture, animal operations, urban development, forestry, stormwater discharge, and septic systems. It is mainly polluted by urban runoff and septic tanks.

Point-source pollution sources in the basin may include waste water treatment plants, industrial facilities, and urban and industrial stormwater systems.


One way to fix the non-point pollution: New bleaching technologies have reduced contaminates from paper plant wastewater that enter the basin.


One way to fix the point-source pollution: New bleaching technologies have reduced contaminates from paper plant wastewater that enter the basin.

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