Where is the River Basin located in North Carolina?
Total miles of streams and rivers in Tar-Pamlico River Basin.
The Tar-Pamlico River Basin has about 2,521 miles of streams and rivers that flow through the river basin. The
There are many different rivers and streams that run through the Tar-Pamlico River Basin. The Tar River is one of these rivers. Some of the rivers and streams fill lakes and some of them just go straight to the ocean.
Lake Mattamuskeet is a naturally made lake made by the Tar-Pamlico River Basin. The lake is about 18 miles long and 6 miles wide, so in total there is about 40,000 total acres. Lake Mattamuskeet is where most of the tundra swans in north Carolina go to hibranate .
The Pamlico Sound is where all the water from the Tar-Pamlico River Basin goes to empty into the Atlantic Ocean. The Pamlico sound is the biggest sound on the east coast. The sound is about 80 miles long and 15-20 miles wide.
The Outer Banks is a 200-mile-long string of narrow peninsulas and barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and a small portion of Virginia, beginning in the southeastern corner of Virginia Beach on the east coast of the United States. The Outer Banks is a major tourist spot because of its beautiful scenery and its amazing climate. The Outer Banks is the strip of land that makes up the Pamlico sound.
Ocracoke Island is a small island that is part of the outer banks. The population of Ocracoke Island now is about 900. The islands area is only 9.6 square miles. Also the only way to get to Ocracoke island is by using a Ferry because there is no land between land or any of the other islands.
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Tar-Pamlico River Basin Facts
*There are about 18 counties inside the Tar-Pamlico River Basin.
*There are about 663,593 total acres of water and land within the area of the Tar-Pamlico River Basin.