The Watauga River Basin
By: Matthew McLaurin
Headwaters and Mouth
Map of the Watauga river basin
About the Watauga River Basin
1) Located in the southwest corner of the basin there's a mountain known as Roan Mountain, this mountain contains many rare communities such as bogs and wetlands.
2) One of the most beautiful places along the Watauga River is the Watauga River Gorge which is where the river drops sharply upon entering Tennessee. This spot is also very popular for white water rafting.
3) Located on Grandfather Mountain there is a forest which is almost entirely made up of the globally endangered Spruce-fir tree species.
Plant Life in the Watauga river basin
Animal Life In The Watauga River Basin
North Carolina Flying Squirrel
Virginia Big Eared Bat
This species of turtle is endangered because it lives in the bogs. These bogs are becoming more and more scarce.