The Tar River originates in north central North Carolina in Person, Granville and Vance counties and flows southeasterly until it reaches tidal waters near Washington and becomes the Pamlico River and empties into the Pamlico Sound. The entire basin is classified as Nutrient Sensitive Waters (NSW).The Tar-Pamlico River Basin's estimated developed area is ~7%, agriculture ~28%, and wetlands and forested areas ~55% (remaining 10% is open water) based on 2001 National Land Cover Data. Development and population growth center around Greenville, Rocky Mount and smaller municipalities within commuting distance to Raleigh, while other municipalities have experienced negative growth.
Tar-Pamlico River Basin Water Resources Plan
2014 Executive Summary
2014 Water Resource Recommendations for the Basin
Basinwide Plan Documents
Previous Basinwide Plans
Supplemental Plan Information
Maps (same list as on Subbasin page)
Other Water Programs
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