Natural and Beneficial
Functions of Floodplains
In addition to the beauty afforded by our rivers and wetlands, these features offer many benefits. Floodplains help to dissipate wave forces, reduce frequency and duration of surface flow, provide habitat for fish, wildlife, and other vegetation, and filter various forms of runoff. Portions of the Neuse and Trent Rivers also serve as primary nursery areas for various species of fish. Fortunately, NC CAMA regulations protect these areas from undesirable development that would be detrimental to both the environment as well as the development itself.
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The Craven 300th Website Lives On!
The year of celebration marking Craven County’s 300th Anniversary is coming to an end, but the website is not. As we move forward into the next 100 years, it will be used to share information gathered during 2012 and to help further the knowledge of citizens and visitors about the county. Please continue to visit the site to view ongoing developments.