Pasquotank River Basin.
By: Kaylin Niles
Description of the river basin:
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.