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EXPLORING NORTH CAROLINA

Where Rivers are Born

  • Aired: 11/20/2014
  • 27:17
  • Rating: NR
Brownwater rivers are those that begin in the mountains and Piedmont and transport silt and clay particles. Blackwater rivers are generally short, slow-moving rivers that emerge from pocossins in our eastern-most counties, and transport carry acidic, tea-colored water.
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Residents of North Carolina's eastern counties classify rivers as either "brownwater" or "
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