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Proceedings of the Back Bay Ecological Symposium



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Back Bay Ecological Symposium


This paper will summarize the results of a project designed to gather and analyze background information necessary for development of a comprehensive management plan for the Currituck Sound drainage basin, a small portion of the greater Albemarle-Pamlico watershed. In addition to the waters of Currituck Sound, the study area included 26,000 acres of open water in Back Bay, Virginia and the land draining into Currituck Sound, Back Bay, Northwest River, North Landing River, and other tributaries to Currituck Sound (Figure I). Based on North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis calculations, the Currituck Sound watershed covers approximately 733 square miles.