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
Supplemental Plan Information
Previous Basinwide Plans
Maps (same list as on Subbasin page)
Other Water Programs
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