Chapel Hill is located in North Carolina's Cape Fear River Basin. It is the largest of the state's 17 river basins, and the only North Carolina river basin that flows directly into the ocean.
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History and Nature
Cape Fear River Basin Profile (NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs)
Discover North Carolina's River Basins (NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs)
NC Wildlife Resources Commission Cape Fear River Basin Overview
Assessments and Water Quality
1999 Cape Fear River Basinwide Assessment Report
Chapel Hill Water Quality Investigation (Cape Fear River Basin 030306), Orange County: A Biological Unit Study from 1998 compared benthic macroinvertebrates collected in 1993 and 1998 at ten sites around Town.
NCSU Water Quality Programs: Cape Fear River Basin OverviewNC Floodplain Mapping Program: 2001 Draft Cape Fear River Basin Plan