Roanoke River Basin

By Maddie Lang and Connor Mobus

The headwaters of the Roanoke river basin is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The mouth is located in Albemarle Sound, which is an estuary, on the coast.
There are 2,213 total miles of streams and rivers in the Roanoke river basin.
In 2010, the population in the Roanoke river basin in North Carolina was about 289, 784 people.

Locations

1. Blue Ridge Mountains

2. Lake Gaston

3. Hanging Rock State Park

4. Stokes County

5. Kerr Lake

Non-point/Point Sources

Non-point sources in the river basin include destruction of aquatic habitats and sedimentation. We can help prevent the destruction of aquatic habitats by relocating them. Point sources in the river basin include industrial facilities and urban and industrial storm water systems. We can have the urban and industrial storm water systems relocated.
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Land organisms include black bears and wild turkeys.
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Aquatic organisms in the Roanoke river basin include the hickory shad and striped bass.
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Plants in the Roanoke river basin include the tupelo tree and bald cypresses.
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