Are there alligators in the Lumber River?

The Lumber River also provides habitat for the federally threatened bald eagle. American alligators, a federally threatened species in the state of North Carolina, can be found in the river.

Why is the Lumber River Black?

Leached tannins from vegetation decay along the river leave the water clear and acidic and give it its golden brown color. The Lumber River’s black waters make this ecosystem appear mysterious and intriguing.

What animals live in the Lumber River basin?

Wildlife include alligator, the Cape Fear chub, rare invertebrates, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and two rare frog species, the pine barrens treefrog and the river frog.

How old is the Lumber River?

These include a dugout canoe made by indigenous people and estimated to be over 1,025 years old. This ancient canoe is on display at the Native American Resource Center at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

How many people live in the Lumber River basin?

472,276 is the population of the Lumber River Basin as of the 2010 census.

What is the largest water filled Carolina Bay in North Carolina?

Lake Mattamuskeet in Hyde County is a Carolina bay that is also the largest natural lake in the state. Scientists think it was formed by natural fires that burned the peat soil. The depression created by the fires eventually filled with water. “On one hand, at least they were in there,” said Rodriguez.

What is the water quality like in the Lumber River basin?

Water quality in the Lumber River Basin is generally good. Growth in human population and animal farms, however, has been significant. The number of people in the basin is expected to increase 30 percent by 2020.

Why is Lake Waccamaw tea colored?

The lake is fed mainly by Big Creek and the surrounding swamp lands. The organic matter from the decaying vegetation of the swamps makes the water tea-colored.

Is White Lake man made?

White Lake is a natural, spring and rainwater-fed lake, some 1,200 acres in size, and located in southeastern North Carolina.

Why is High Rock Lake so dirty?

JoAnn Burkholder, indicates “the toxic algae blooms [in High Rock Lake are] fed by [nutrients, such as] human and animal sewage, and storm-water runoff.” One stark result of nutrient pollution in High Rock Lake is massive fish kills, documented in this Youtube video by Yadkin Riverkeeper in 2009.

Are there alligators in Lake Waccamaw?

He estimates there are about 750 alligators in North Carolina and about 200 in Lake Waccamaw, but says it’s not clear whether the population is growing or even stable.

What is the shallowest lake in North Carolina?

Fontana Lake
Location Graham / Swain counties, North Carolina, United States
Coordinates 35°27′10″N 083°48′18″W
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Little Tennessee River Nantahala River