North Carolina-Neuse River-February 8


North Carolina People, Places, and Things-February 8

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special.

The Neuse River is the longest river completely contained in the state of North Carolina. It rambles 275 miles and flows through parts of seven counties.

Neuse river

There a lot of wonderful natural settings in North Carolina and one of my favorites is in New Bern, NC where the Neuse and Trent Rivers converge. The Trent River can be located on the bottom left of the photo below. When the rivers converge in New Bern it only 35 miles to the Atlantic Ocean.

neuse and trent

The Neuse river’s current is fast moving for 150 miles from its source, west of Raleigh, until it reaches western Craven County and becomes a slow-moving brackish estuary that continues for another 40 miles & flows into the Pamlico Sound.

Almost 1/6th of North Carolina population is located in the Neuse River Basin. Keeping its water clean and safe is very important.

The Neuse River Basin is home to 17 species of rare freshwater mussels and a rare snail species.

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