Jump to main content or area navigation.

Contact Us

Water: Estuaries and Coastal Watersheds

Albemarle-Pamlico Sounds (NEP Profile)

On this pageapslogo



Summary Information

Year Established: 1987
Location: North Carolina
Area of Watershed: 81,791 square kilometers

 

Top of page



Overviews and Highlights

Like other estuaries, the Albemarle- Pamlico Sounds suffer from the loss of wetlands habitat. Therefore, the Albemarle- Pamlico Estuary Program is sponsoring a marsh construction project. Landowners and contractors are building breakwaters and planting marsh grass to provide vital habitat, prevent erosion, and filter pollutants. The breakwaters will be low enough to withstand severe storms and maintain water quality, but high enough to protect marsh grass planted behind them and buffer eroding shorelines from destructive waves. Eventually, the marsh grass will provide additional habitat and prevent further shoreline erosion.


Top of page



Maps

Select a map.

Top of page


a-zindex2

 


Jump to main content.