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Goose Creek Watershed

 Goose Creek Mint Hill VFD
Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department

Location description: Southeastern edge of Mecklenburg County including southeastern Mint Hill

A unique creek: One of only a half-dozen creeks that are home to the Carolina heelsplitter (Lasmigona decorata), a mussel on the federal “endangered” list. Portions of Goose Creek have been designated as critical habitat for the heelsplitter.

Approximate square miles of land: 11.23 square miles

Estimated population of this watershed:

1990

2000

2010

3,452

4,393

6,608


Drains into: Union County / Yadkin River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Goose Creek, Duck Creek, Stevens Creek, Stevens Creek Tributary

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 15.913

Impaired streams: Duck Creek from source to Goose Creek

Reason for impairment: lack of diversity of aquatic insects View the Water Quality Recovery Plan

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 28 structures of 800 feet or lager are located in the FEMA No Build Zone

Land use:  
 Goose Creek vicinity map

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

41.4%

24.6%

29.8%

0.6%

0.1%

0.9%

0.3%

2.3%


Landmarks: Stevens Creek Nature preserve, Mint Hill Sports Complex

Larger neighborhoods: Mint Hill, Olde Sycamore, Plantation Falls

Zip Codes: 28104, 28105, 28227

Schools:

Name

Address

Bain Elementary

11524 Bain School Rd

Queens Grant Community

6400 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd

Large public parks/greenways: Mint Hill Park (Fairview Park)

Storm Water Services projects to improve water quality in this watershed:

Goose Creek Watershed 

Goose Creek Watershed map


Familiar sites in the Goose Creek Watershed:

Goose Creek
Goose Creek 

  

Carolina heelsplitter
Carolina heelsplitter 

Mint Hill Sports Complex sign
Mint Hill Sports Complex 

  

Baseball field 
Baseball diamond