By Kailyn & and Ella
How many miles of streams and rivers are included in this basin?
There are 2,335 miles or rivers and streams that are a part of the Tar-Pamlico river basin.
How many people live in the river basin?
About 414,929 people live in Tar-Pamlico.
Description of Tar-Pamlico
A) 5 important places/ land forms in Tar-Pamlico
-Grand Vill Vance
The blue crab is part of the river basins aquatic ecosystem
The swamp sparrow is a type of bird that lives in the area
Bald cypress knees
These trees or "Knees" are a part of the plant ecosystem in this river basin
Tar river spinymussel
This is a mussel that lives in the basin
Pintails are one of many animals that live in the area
This is a grass that grows in and around the basin
B) nonpoint pollutants
These include farmland, timber operations and urban storm water drains
C) point source pollutants
This region began to attract public concern in the 1980's. The over growth of algae, increasing numbers of dying fish, and decreasing water quality.
D) One solution to non-point source pollutants
To stop the storm water drains from going into Tar-Pamlico they should send the water to be recycled AFTER cleaning the water and with the farm land they should make farmers pay a fine if their animals waste is not being treated right.
E) One solution to point source pollutants
To help the river less hazardous they formed a coalition, and each municipality agreed to do the following: either reduce the nutrient levels in the wastewater discharged by its treatment plant or offset its share of pollution by investing in farming practices that reduce nutrient runoff in the basin by an equal or greater amount.