Jocelyn Mitchell 5/12/16
Tar Pamlico River Basin is located in North Carolina.
Some major cities in Tar Pamlico are Fayetteville, Greenville, and Raleigh.
Counties located in the region
Some counties located in Tar Pamlico are Chatham County, Alamance , Wake, and Durham.
Main Water Sources
Bay river, Broad Creek, and Jones Creek are main water sources.
River Basin Drainage
Tar Pamlico drains into Albemarle- Pamlico Estuary.
Total Miles of Streams/Rivers
2,521 is the total miles of streams and rivers.
The overall size of Tar Pamlico is 6,148 square miles.
Population of Residents
The population of residents within Tar Pamlico is 472,629.
Tourist Attractions/Parks/Land Areas
Mattamuskeet national wildlife refuge Pocosin lakes national wildlife refuge .
Animal and Plant Species
Osprey, Canada Geese, Snow Geese, Whistling Swans, Pucks, Tundra Swans, Pintails, Mallards, Wading Birds, Shore Birds, 17 rare freshwater Mussel Species. Red Cockaded woodpecker, West Indian peregline, American Aligator, loggerhead sea turtle, Peregrine, falcon, Bald eagle, Guli-Billed torn, Piping Plover, and red wolf. Globally endangered while Cedar ecosystem.
In 1980s, concerns relinked to water quality excessive growth of algae and increased number of diseased and dying fish. High levels of nitrogen and phosphorous in water because of pollution.