Total miles of streams and rivers: 3,409 Total acres of lakes: 17,446 Counties within basin: 18 (Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Harnett, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Person, Pitt, Sampson, Wake, Wayne, Wilson) Largest cities in the basin: Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Goldsboro, Kinston, and New Bern Size: 6,062 square miles Population: 1,687,462
Headwaters: Falls Lake Reservoir Mouth: Pamlico Sound Tributaries: Crabtree Creek, West Bear Creek, Bear Creek, and Lefferts' Creek
The Neuse River is the largest river in North Carolina, stretching over 275 miles
Fun Facts: • Neuse waters, river and creeks provide approximately 2,750 acres of prime fish nursery habitat and 1,250 acres of secondary fish nursery habitats.
• The Neuse river’s current is fast moving for 150 miles from its source, west of Raleigh, until it reaches western Craven County and becomes a slow-moving brackish estuary that continues for another 40 miles & flows into the Pamlico Sound.
• There is a clearly marked channel from the Intracoastal Waterway to New Bern. Natural channel depths range between 8 and 12 feet with little noticeable tidal effect