The Chowan River Basin
The Chowan river basin is one of 6 major watersheds that drain into the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary. In partnership with the Albemarle-Chowan Watershed Roundtable, we provide here a copy of their free Chowan river basin brochure (for a downloadable .pdf, click here). Teachers may order free copies of these booklets for classroom use through APNEP. In addition to other programs and offerings for educators, APNEP has referenced relevant standards in the N.C. Standard Course of Study and the Virginia Standards of Learning here.
Like the Roanoke and Pasquotank river basins, the Chowan river basin extends between North Carolina and Virginia. While the materials below focus primarily on Virginia, the North Carolina portion of the basin contains many interesting features as well. For more information regarding the North Carolina portion of the Chowan river basin, check out the river basin materials offered by the N.C. Office of Environmental Education.