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Topic: Chowan River

  Nutrient and Multi-Species Criteria Standard for the Chowan River, North Carolina
During the late spring and early summer of 1978, the Chowan River in northeastern North Carolina experienced an extensive proliferation of the small "pulse" algae blooms that had occurred in the river during 1976 and 1977.
Species of the three genera that periodically bloom in the river were isolated and a minimum nutrient requirement for each was determined.
The results suggest that the Chowan River is in excess of necessary nutrients for moderate algal growth.
www2.ncsu.edu /ncsu/wrri/reports/report187.html   (836 words)

 Winton, NC: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Situated on a high bluff on the edge of the Chowan River it has for centuries been a place to build homes in safety from flood, to conduct maritime commerce and other business activities, to fish the river’s waters and to find rest and recreation.
The width and depth of the Chowan at Winton have long made it one of the most attractive and active points on the river.
The river continues to attract commerce and industry as is evidenced by the location of the Easco Aluminum Company within the Town of Winton and the Nucor Steel Mill nearby.
www.wintonnc.com /history.htm   (1445 words)

 Chowan County Information
Chowan was formed in 1670 as a precinct in Albemarle County.
It was named in honor of the Indian tribe Chowan, which lived in the northeastern part of the Colony.
It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Bertie, Hertford, Gates and Perquimans counties.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /chowan/ChowanCounty.html   (154 words)

 Location & History
Land was taken from nearby Bertie, Northampton, and Chowan Counties to form the new County in 1759.
Located on the beautiful Chowan River, Winton was incorporated as a town in 1766, It replaced Cotton's Ferry as the county seat, and where the first court had been held.
Both U.S. Highway 13, (North/South), and U.S. Highway 158, (East/West) intersect in the County, and are to be upgraded to four-lane highways by act of the Highway Trust Fund of the 1989 Session of the North Carolina General Assembly.
www.co.hertford.nc.us /location.asp   (361 words)

 The Freshwater Asian Clam Corbicula fluminea as a Factor Affecting Nutrient Cycling in the Chowan River, NC
Recent nuisance blue-green algal blooms in the Chowan River, in northeastern North Carolina, have generated concern among state agencies and have prompted research efforts to describe factors controlling algal blooms in the river.
Blue-greens are the dominant algal group in the Chowan during summer months, so it was important to first determine whether the clam was able to utilize blue-greens as a food source.
The Asian clam Corbicula fluminea appears to have reached stable densities in the Chowan River, having invaded the upper river and tributaries between 1974 and 1978.
www2.ncsu.edu /ncsu/wrri/reports/report192.html   (644 words)

 Chowan County NCGenWeb Project
Chowan was formed in 1670 as a precinct in Albemarle County of the Carolina Colony, and was originally called Shaftsbury Precinct.
The Precinct's original territory included all the land (inhabitable) west of the Chowan River, as well as the northern half of the peninsula south of the Albemarle Sound and north of the Pamlico Sound.
In 1720, the Town on Queen Anne's Creek was renamed Edenton, for Governor Charles Eden, and became the county seat in 1722.
www.rootsweb.com /~ncchowan   (526 words)

 Ahoskie North Carolina And The Northeastern Region Of North Carolina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Located on the Chowan and Meherrin rivers, Hertford County is a serene, picturesque community rich in tradition.
The Chowan River is known for the "best bass fishing in the state." Hertford County is also considered the capital for hunting with all types of wildlife, including eastern wild turkey and whitetail deer.
Fishing is a popular activity on the Millpond, in the Swamp, and on the Chowan River.
www.ucmartinrealtyco.com /area_information.htm   (1284 words)

 The Chowan River
Herring was king on the Chowan River, and the Chowan River was capital of the fresh water herring fishery.
Its recommendations: reduce phosphorus input to the river by 30 to 40 percent, reduce nitrogen by 15 to 25 percent.
Land use planning that maintains economic growth and minimizes pressures on the river is necessary, as well as cooperation between the states of Virginia and North Carolina in controlling run-off and discharges.
members.inteliport.net /~aea/chowrivtxt.htm   (1197 words)

 North Carolina
The earliest documented of these Virginians was Nathaniel Batts, who settled south of the Chowan River and east of the Great Dismal Swamp in 1655.
The major rivers of this section, such as the Tar River and Cape Fear River, tend to be slow-moving and wide.
The major rivers of the Piedmont, such as the Yadkin and Catawba, tend to be fast-flowing, shallow, and narrow.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/n/no/north_carolina.html   (3073 words)

 Winton, NC: Recreation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The river is home to most freshwater fish, and provides top notch rockfish (striped bass) and largemouth bass fishing.
The Chowan routinely hosts bass fishing tournaments that draw participants from throughout the Southeast.
The town has recently acquired a piece of land on the Chowan River which is now open to the public for fishing and picnicking.
www.wintonnc.com /recreation.htm   (119 words)

 Isabel update: Chowan College hard hit, thousands help in recovery efforts | Friday, Sept. 26, 2003
Jim Pollard, director of missions in Chowan Association, said three churches in the association were flooded.
In West Chowan Association, Director of Missions John Pond said Bertie County was the hardest hit.
Pond said he had been told that the water along the Chowan River rose 10 to 15 feet in some areas.
www.biblicalrecorder.org /content/news/2003/9_26_2003/ne260903isabel.shtml   (1131 words)

She made an important series of reconnaissance expeditions up the Chowan River 12 to 22 May, destroying a battery and capturing four small ships.
Confederate positions lined the river; but Union ships passed the batteries, brought supplies to the town, and succeeded in breaking up the attack by 16 April.
After another expedition up the Chowan River 1 April, she was sent north, and decommissioned at New York 12 June 1865.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/h9/hunchback.htm   (603 words)

 TITLEOFRESSELEASE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Teams from the division are monitoring from Jamesville downstream to Bachelor Bay on the Roanoke River and near Winton and Tunis on the Chowan River.
The Neuse River from Fort Barnwell to the Narrows above New Bern are between 2.0 and 3.0 mg/L. The public is asked to report sightings of fish kills in the lower Roanoke and Chowan rivers to DWQ by calling the Washington Regional Office at (252) 946-6481.
Fish kills in the Tar-Pamlico River should be reported to the Pamlico Rapid Response Team at 1-877-337-2383; Neuse River kills should be reported to the Neuse Rapid Response Team at 1-888-764-7661.
www.enr.state.nc.us /newsrels/20030825_isabelLowOxygen.html   (566 words)

 North Carolina Fisheries Association
The 2001 river herring season came to a close on Feb. 23, a time when the herring fishery traditionally gets underway in the rivers and tributaries to the Albemarle Sound.
This discretionary quota accounts for the allowable herring harvests in all the rivers and tributaries in the Albemarle Sound area with the exception of the Chowan River.
Under the current plan the Chowan River pound netters are allocated a quota of 200,000 lbs.
www.ncfish.org /2001/june/archive3.htm   (2139 words)

 Boating America North Carolina
A new high rise bridge across the mouth of the Chowan river is expected to be complete before the year 2000 and will allow unimpeded access to the river for tall masted sailing vessels.
The lower Chowan from the US17 Bridge north to Holiday Island is approximately two to three miles wide and from Holiday Island north to the upper reaches narrows to approximately 1/4 to 1/2 mile in width.
The Chowan River is an excellent side trip from the Intercoastal Waterway where the Waterway crosses the Albemarle Sound between the mouth of the Alligator River and Elizabeth City to the north.
www.boatingamerica.com /states/northcarolina/northcar.htm   (1194 words)

 1711 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
June 30 - Cary's Rebellion: Former governor Thomas Cary, after declaring himself Governor of North Carolina, sails an armed brigantine up the Chowan River to attack Governor Hyde's forces fortified at Colonel Thomas Pollock's plantation.
After hearing of this, Cary's troops abandon all of their fortifications along the Pamlico River.
September 22 - Tuscarora War: Tuscarora natives under the command of Chief Hancock raid settlements along the south bank of the Pamlico River within the Province of Carolina (present day North Carolina), killing around 130 people.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1711   (693 words)

 USS Valley City
She arrived in the Potomac River off Occoquan Creek, Va., on the 17th and began patrol and reconnaissance duties.
On the 26th the steamer helped to protect Union forces ashore during a joint expedition up the Chowan River, N.C. Later, while serving as a mail steamer, the vessel collided with the U.S. transport Vidette on 21 September and suffered one fatality.
On 28 October, Valley City plucked Lt. William Barker Cushing from the Roanoke River after his daring, successful torpedo attack upon the Confederate ram CSS Albemarle at Plymouth and, from 29 October to 1 November, assisted in the recapture of Plymouth itself.
www.navyhistory.com /Steamer/valleycity.html   (647 words)

 Gates County, NC - The Albemarle Region Of North Carolina - History, Events, Attractions - Chowan River - Bed and ...
On the east side is the Great Dismal Swamp, one of the largest nature preserves in the country, where bear, deer, turkey, and all kinds of game and fowl flourish.
On the west side the Chowan River, proclaimed the world's most beautiful river, Bennetts Creek provides water sport enthusiasts a paradise in which to play.
Along these swamps, pocosins, and creeks, the rich farm land is capable of producing large crops of peanuts, corn, soybeans, and cotton.
www.albemarle-nc.com /gates   (135 words)

 Murfreesboro, NC - The Albemarle Region Of North Carolina - History, Events, Attractions - Meherrin River, Chowan River ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Located in the old Albemarle region of North Carolina, between the Roanoke and Chowan Rivers, Murfreesboro and the surrounding Hertford County area was first visited by John White of Roanoke Island in the 16th century and by an expedition from Jamestown, Virginia in the 17th century.
Colonial riverport villages like Murfreesboro and Winton were linked by the Chowan Rivers and its tributaries with the Albemarle Sound.
Local trade routes were established between the other river and sound communities of the coastal regions of NC, the southeastern interior of the Virginia colony, and New England.
www.albemarle-nc.com /murfreesboro   (137 words)

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The Albemarle Sound Herring Management Area and the Chowan River Herring Management Area as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 3J.0209.
The quota allocation for commercial gill net fisheries within the Albemarle Sound Herring Management Area and Chowan River Herring Management Area will be limited to a total of 67,000 pounds.
      The river herring gill net season in the Albemarle Sound and the Chowan River Herring       Management Areas will close at midnight, January 27, 2002 and remain closed until 12:01       A.M. Monday, February 18, 2002 when the season will re-open to the harvest of the            remaining portion of the commercial gill net quota.
www.ncfisheries.net /procs/procs2k2/FF-3-2002.htm   (575 words)

 Chowan County, NC News
A Chowan County high school senior and his mother have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Camden County man whose bludgeoned body was found in a farm field this spring.
Both local governments in Chowan County are set to approve spending plans for next year that slightly raise property taxes.
A jury of five men and seven women all of whom said they could impose the death penalty was selected Monday to decide whether confessed murderer William Joseph Moore should be put to death for the brutal August...
www.topix.net /county/chowan-nc   (624 words)

 The White-De Bry Map of Virginia (1590) - Heritage Education Program - National Park Service - Cape Hatteras Group
It evidently stood in present-day Hyde County, N.C., on the Pungo River or one of its eastern tributaries.
A large Algonquian tribe living west of the Chowan River and north of the Roanoke.
The name may mean "land of the immigrant women" (Ralph Lane called it "the womans Towne") or "people of the fork in the river," the river in question being, in all likelihood, the Pasquotank.
www.nps.gov /fora/whitede.htm   (2195 words)

 North Carolina Mussel Atlas
The alewife floater ranges from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada, to the Potomac River in Virginia and Maryland (Johnson 1946, 1970, Burch 1975).
A disjunct population is also known from the Chowan River in North Carolina (Shelley 1983).
However, at the Chowan River, NC site the water has an almost imperceptible flow (B. Adams, personal communcication).
www.ncwildlife.org /pg07_WildlifeSpeciesCon/pg7b1a1_18.htm   (219 words)

 Shell shock: Turtle trapping faces a ban | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
THE CHOWAN RIVER, N.C. – L.W. Nixon never tasted one or cleaned one, but the wiry waterman, like most country boys worth their salt, caught a few Florida cooters when he was growing up on the Chowan River.
Nixon, now in his early 20s and married, boats across the river in the calm after a hailstorm, he is putting the summertime pursuit of many a child to good use: He's supplementing his family's income by tipping his nine traps for turtles.
As the boat slides in among the cypress trees, the traps twitter in the water, and shells clank.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0520/p02s02-usec.html   (1041 words)

 ASL Labs - Chowan River View - Looking East
The Chowan River View web-cam provides a great view of the sunrise from September through March, starting about 30 minutes before the sun comes up.
It does not provide a view of the river when it is dark, from about 30 minutes after sunset until just before sunrise.
If you see a dark screen with colored dots it is too dark for the camera to work, though occasionally the lights on the far shore are visible on moonlit nights.
www.asllabs.net /asl_labs_web_cam.htm   (88 words)

 North Carolina Mussel Atlas
Cape Fear River Basin north to the St. Lawrence River Basin, Canada and westward through the northern parts of the Interior Basin.
In North Carolina, this species is known from the Chowan, Roanoke, and Cape Fear river basins.
This species is found in silts and sands in areas with limited currents such as in lakes, ponds, and protected areas of rivers and creeks (Johnson 1970).
www.ncwildlife.org /pg07_WildlifeSpeciesCon/pg7b1a1_22.htm   (242 words)

 Bertie County,Mosely 1733 Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Meherrin River from Virginia forms the Northampton-Hertford County Line and then flows across Hertford County into the Chowan River.
This name was used for the Plantation on the Roanoke River later known as Devereux.
It gives a great number of the names of settlers and plantations on Albemarle Sound and the rivers flowing into it, on Pamlico River, on Neuse River and its tributaries, on Cape Fear River and its tributaries, and in the vicinity of Waccmaw Lake.....
www.rootsweb.com /~ncbertie/mosely.htm   (437 words)

 Hubbell Pioneers in North Carolina
About 1648 several Virginians purchased land along the Chowan River, which flows in Albemarle Sound, from the natives.
However, the first suggestion of a North Carolina settlement is found in a grant made in 1653 to the Rev. Roger Green of Virginia.
They were married in Bertie County, which is across the Chowan River from Chowan County.
www.hubbell.org /pioneers/NC.htm   (666 words)

On 1 and 2 March 1864, Whitehead and Southfield sailed up the Chowan River and freed Bombshell from her encirclement by Confederate shore batteries.
On 12 July 1864, she ascended the Scuppernong River to Columbia, N.C., and burned a bridge used to transport supplies to Southern troops at Plymouth.
Whitehead and steamers Thomas Colyer and Massasoit joined in an expedition up the Chowan River, N.C., on 28 July 1864, capturing steamer Arrow and a large quantity of cotton and tobacco on 29 July at Gatesville, N.C. Whitehead proceeded to the Norfolk Navy Yard for repairs on 20 August 1864.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/gunboats/whitehed.htm   (651 words)

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