Chowan River Basin

By: Jared Swain, and Kyndel Smith

What is the name of our river basin?

The name of our river basin is the Chowan river basin.

Where is the river basin located in North Carolina?

It starts in Virginia and meets at Albemarle sound.

How many miles of streams and rivers are included in the river basin?

There is 1378 miles of streams and rivers included in our river basin.

How many people live in our river basin?

The population of the Chowan river basin is 61,034 people.

Description of the Chowan river basin.

Important landforms in the Chowan river basin.

Meherrin river, Wiccacon river, Potecasi creek, Ahoskie creek, Bennetts creek, Indian creek and Rockyhock creek.

Specific nonpoint source pollution examples in the Chowan river basin.

Water quality is the greatest problem in the Chowan river basin, it has large algae blooms and it led to fish diseases. Non-point source pollution in the water quality comes from storm water runoff and agriculture.

Specific point source pollution in the Chowan river basin.

Point source pollution comes from waste water treatment plants and industrial facilities.

A solution to the nonpoint source pollution.

A solution to storm water runoff would be to block the storm drains leading to the basin.

A solution to the point source pollution.

A solution to the point source pollution would be block water coming from waste water treatment plants from leading to the river basin or clog the pipes.
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Pictures of land organisms.

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Pictures of plants.

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