The Currituck Sound
Estuaries are very important to the lives around it. They give off certain benefits that help us ecologically and economically; plus, they provide feeding and nesting habitats for animals and plants of the area.
Rivers, Streams, and Waterways
Rivers and streams such as Capsies Creek, North Landing River, and the Northwest River both flow into the Currituck Sound. The Sound also uses these rivers to connect to the Albemarle Sound.
Inlets between the Sound and the ocean have shown change in the past years concerning salinity and water quality. Many marshes and grasses have eroded away, having a negative effect on fisheries and aquatic life.