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Back Creek Watershed
Location description: East-Central Mecklenburg County

A unique creek: watershed with fastest-growing population. From 1990 to 2010, population increased 766 percent.
Approximate square miles of land: 7.86 square miles

Estimated population of this watershed:

1990

2000

2010

1,703

5,720

14,754

Drains into: Cabarrus County / Yadkin River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Back Creek, Back Creek Tributary

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 10.65

Impaired streams: Back Creek from source to Rocky River

Reason for impairment: Lack of diversity of aquatic insects

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 9 buildings are located within the floodplain
Back Creek Map 
Land use:

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

24.6%

23.7%

41.0%

1.3%

4.3%

1.8%

0.3%

3.0%

 

Back Creek Cato Campus
Cato Campus of CPCC 

Landmarks: N/A
 
Colleges: Central Piedmont Community College-Cato Campus
 
Schools: No public schools

Large public parks/greenways: Back Creek Regional Park

Park

Address

Back Creek Regional Park No Address

Larger neighborhoods: University City, Back Creek Church Road

Zip Code:  28213, 28215, 28262

Back Creek Watershed Map

 

 


Familiar sites in the Back Creek Watershed:

Back Creek church
Back Creek Presbyterian Church 

 

Back Creek church sign
Church sign