Yadkin River Basin
Yadkin RBRP Overview
North Carolina’s portion of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River basin includes seven eight-digit watersheds and 230 14-digit watersheds, covering an area of 7,200 square miles. Many waters in the Yadkin-Pee Dee basin have been given a use-support rating of impaired by DWQ.
Impaired streams are those streams not meeting their associated water-quality standards in more than 10 percent of the samples taken within the assessment period. The basin contains several rare and endangered aquatic species such as mussels, as well as state-designated Significant Aquatic Habitats and historical sites such as gold mines and an ancient Native American mound site.