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Effective January 1, enhanced erosion control measures will be required for land development projects in critical areas.

December 20, 2006

Effective January 1, 2007 all new sediment and erosion control plans submitted to Mecklenburg County for land development projects located in the following areas will be required to contain enhanced erosion control measures:

• Goose Creek Watershed in Mint Hill
• McDowell Creek Watershed in the Towns of Cornelius and Huntersville
• Critical areas in water supply watersheds in the Towns of Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville

The protection of surface waters from sedimentation in these areas is critical. Goose Creek is home to a federally endangered species of freshwater mussel called the Carolina heelsplitter, the survival of which is threatened by discharges of sediment. McDowell Creek and the critical areas in water supply watersheds are located upstream of drinking water supply intakes and thus warrant enhanced erosion control protection.

For a list of the enhanced erosion control measures that will be required or to obtain additional information, call Rusty Rozelle at 704-336-5449 or click  here.

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