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Clear Creek Watershed

Clear Creek
Clear Creek 

Location description: Eastern Mecklenburg County including eastern portion of Mint Hill

A unique creek: One of about twelve named Mecklenburg County creeks shown on a hand-drawn map of the region created in 1789.

Name game: Rocky River High School is not in the Rocky River Watershed. Rocky River High is in the Clear Creek Watershed. Hough High School (which opened the same day as Rocky River High) is in the Rocky River watershed.

Approximate square miles of land: 15.33

Estimated population of this watershed:

1990

2000

2010

4,758

5,392

6,714


Drains into: Cabarrus County / Yadkin River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Clear Creek, Clear Creek Tributary, Sherman Creek

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 27.30

Impaired streams: Clear Creek from source to Rocky River

Reason for impairment: turbidity View the Water Quality Recovery Plan

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 7 buildings are located in the FEMA no build zone
Clear Creek vicinity map 

Land use:

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

44.0%

26.5%

25.5%

0.9%

0.8%

0.5%

0.3%

1.5%


Landmarks: Mint Hill VFD, Carolina Health Care Mint Hill

Larger neighborhoods: Mint Hill, Stonebridge

Zip Code: 28227, 28107

Schools:

Names

Address

Rocky River High School

10505 Clear Creek Commerce Rd


Large public parks/greenways: N/A

Clear Creek Watershed map


Familiar sites in the Clear Creek Watershed:
Clear Creek Elementary school sign