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Cape Fear River

Cape Fear River, 202 mi (325 km) long, formed in E central N.C. by the junction of the Deep and Haw rivers, and flowing southeast to enter the Atlantic Ocean S of Wilmington and N of Cape Fear; longest river entirely within North Carolina. Dams and locks make the river navigable to Fayetteville, but its valley is especially prone to flooding, as happened after Hurricane Floyd (1999).

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