Exploring North Carolina

Where Rivers are Born

Season 11 Episode 4 | 27m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 11/20/14

Rating: NR

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