Stream Restoration, Water Quality Enhancement & Greenway Trail
|It’s the best-known creek in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. And nine sections of Little Sugar Creek have been restored by Storm Water Services. Three more sections are scheduled for restoration by 2020.
Little Sugar Creek starts near Hidden Valley in northeast Charlotte. As it flows to Pineville, the creek passes through both industrial areas and peaceful neighborhoods. It skirts Charlotte’s skyscrapers. The creek vanishes briefly under busy freeways but is the focal point along a beautiful greenway.
Storm Water Services is restoring sections of Little Sugar Creek to improve the water quality. The restoration includes:
- uncapping covered sections of the creek
- removing some flood-prone buildings
- reshaping the path and banks of the stream
- restoring natural beauty and openness
- reducing pollution levels
- reducing erosion
- creating habitat for aquatic life.
Restoring Little Sugar Creek will not prevent it from flooding. Storm Water Services repairs erosion damage to stream banks, protects against future erosion, restores the natural function of the floodplain, and improves the health, flow and ecosystem of the creek.
about Little Sugar Creek restoration and greenway