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Clarke Creek Watershed
Location description: Northeastern Mecklenburg County, eastern Huntersville

A unique creek: Most undeveloped land of any Charlotte-Mecklenburg watershed (82 percent)

Name game: Clarke Creek and Clark's Creek are often confused. Clark's Creek is farther south and in the Mallard Creek Watershed.

Approximate square miles of land: 21.5 square miles

Estimated population of this watershed:
 Clarke Creek

1990

2000

2010

2,650

5414

5502


Clarke Creek vicinity map  Drains into: Cabarrus County / Yadkin River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Clarke Creek, Cane Creek, North Prong Clarks Creek, Ramah Creek, Rocky River Tributary, South Prong Clarks Creek

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 41.877

Impaired streams: Clarke Creek from source to Rocky River

Reason for impairment: lack of fish-species diversity

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 22 buildings are located within the floodplain  

Land use:

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

48.5%

33.5%

14.0%

0.5%

2.5%

0.3%

0.3%

0.3%

 
Landmarks: Torrence Lytle Community Center, David Waymer Community Center and Park

Larger neighborhoods: Highland Creek, Northstone, Skybrook

Zip Codes: 28036, 28078, 28269

Schools:

Name

Address

Highland Creek Elementary

7242 Highland Creek Parkway

Ridge Road Middle

7260 Highland Creek Parkway

Lake Norman Charter High

12701 Old Statesville Rd (Huntersville)


Large public parks/greenways:

Name

Address

EASTFIELD REGIONAL PARK

13729 EASTFIELD RD

DAVID B. WAYMER FLYING REGIONAL PARK

15401 HOLBROOKS RD

DAVID B. WAYMER COMMUNITY PARK

302 HOLBROOKS RD

OEHLER NATURE PRESERVE

HUNTERSVILLE-CONCORD RD

WHITE COMMUNITY PARK

DAVIDSON-CONCORD RD


Greenway

Status

Ramah Creek Greenway

Proposed

South Prong Clarke Creek greenway

Proposed


Clarke Creek Watershed map


Familiar sites in the Clarke Creek Watershed:
Skybrook neighborhood sign   

Clarke Creek
Clarke Creek 

  Highland Creek sign