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Water Quality

Tar-Pamlico River Basin

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Basin Description

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). Based on the 2011 National Land Cover Data, the Tar-Pamlico River Basin's estimated developed area is ~7%, agriculture ~29%, wetlands ~23% grassland/scrub ~12% and forest ~27%. Development and population growth center around Greenville, Rocky Mount, Washington and in rural areas within commuting distance to Raleigh.

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

Plan Resources

Maps (same list as on Subbasin page)

Interactive Maps

  • Ambient Interactive Map
    • Exceedance Maps/concentration map
  • Biological Interactive Map
  • Permits Interactive Map
  • Integrated Report Map
  • Groundwater Map
  • General Stream Informations Map
  • Stormwater Program Map
  • Drought Map
  • Normal Precipitation/Annual Map (look for interactive map)
  • Shellfish Potential Pollution Sources Map (DMF needs to approve first)
  • Agriculture Best Management Practices

Static Maps

Reports

Other Resources

Other Water Programs

 

Subscribe to the BPB Tar-Pamlico River Basin E-mail List

Click Here to subscribe to the BPB Tar-Pamlico River Basin e-mail list to receive e-mails regarding public comment periods and public meetings related to the Tar-Pamlico River Basinwide Water Quality Plan development.  Public participation in the development of these plans is encouraged.

 

Quick Facts

  • Drainage Area (mi2): ~6,148
  • Population (2010): ~449,164
  • River Miles: ~2,543
  • Coastal Miles: ~36
  • Lake Acreage: ~3,977
  • Estuary Acreage: ~663,504
  • Number of Counties: 19
  • Number of Municipalities: 53

Detailed Info by Subbasin

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