Only 1% of the earth’s water is available fresh water. The Yadkin River is the principal hydrological artery of the central Carolina region. The river is threatened by industrial pollution and poor management. Yadkin Riverkeeper promotes, protects, and advocates for the river and the communities that depend on it.
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The current population within the Yadkin Pee Dee River basin is about 1.6 million people in North Carolina.
The Yadkin Pee Dee River basin spans 21 counties and 93 municipalities.
The Yadkin River serves as the drinking water supply for over 841,000 people.
The Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin covers more than 7,200 square miles of the Carolinas.