Cape Fear Watershed

A watershed is better known as a "drainage basin".  It's the area of land that collects rain water (or melted snow) and eventually sends it to the ocean or into the ground as ground water.  The Cape Fear River Basin is part of the larger South Atlantic/Gulf Regional Watershed (as are all of the rivers in Southeast North Carolina & Northeast South Carolina).

Watershed links:

UNCW's River Run web page (run by the Center for Marine Sciences; includes interactive links to water quality and other variables in the Cape Fear River)

EPA's "surf your watershed" website