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Mallard Creek Watershed
Location description: Northeastern Mecklenburg County

A unique creek: Ten named tributaries in this watershed. Seven miles of greenway trails are nestled along various creeks in this watershed.

Name game: Clark's Creek and Clarke Creek are often confused. Clark's Creek is in the Mallard Watershed while the Clarke Creek Watershed is to the north. Toby Creek and Doby Creek are separate streams in the Mallard Watershed.

Approximate square miles of land: 38.78 square miles

Estimated population of this watershed:

1990

2000

2010

22,601

57,252

90,252


Drains into: Cabarrus County / Yadkin River Watershed

 Mallard Creek vicinity map Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Mallard Creek, Mallard Creek Tributary, Clark’s Creek, Clark’s Creek Tributary, Clark’s Creek Tributary #1, Clark’s Creek Tributary #1A, Doby Creek, Doby Creek Tributary, Stoney Creek, Stoney Creek Tributary, Toby Creek

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 62.376

Impaired streams: Mallard Creek from Stoney Creek to Rocky River, Clark’s Creek from source to Mallard Creek, Doby Creek from source to Mallard Creek, Stoney Creek from source to Mallard Creek, and Toby Creek from source to Mallard Creek—all five due to lack of aquatic insect diversity.

In addition, Mallard Creek from Stoney Creek to Rocky River is impaired due to turbidity and copper.
Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 96 buildings are located within the floodplain

Land use:

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

31.4%

14.4%

37.8%

2.9%

1.7%

8.5%

0.3%

3.0%

Landmarks: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Junction of I-485 and I-85 (northeast Charlotte), Carolinas Medical Center-University, Carolina Rehabilitation Center, University City Regional Library, Wells Fargo Customer Information Center, Mallard Creek BBQ barn

Larger neighborhoods: University City, Davis Lake, Brownes Ferry, Radbourne, Withrow Downs, Croft, Wexford, Newell

Colleges: UNC Charlotte

Mallard Creek at UNCC sports complex
UNC Charlotte sports complex

Schools:

Name

Address

David Cox Rd Elementary

4215 David Cox Rd

Mallard Creek Elementary

9801 Mallard Creek Rd

Newell Elementary

8601 Old Concord Rd

University Meadows Elementary

1600 Pavilion Bv

Nathaniel Alexander Elementary

7910 Neal Rd

Morehead Elementary

7810 Neal Rd

Vance High

7600 IBM Dr

James Martin Middle

7800 IBM Dr

Turning Point Academy

2300 W Sugar Creek Rd

Mallard Creek High

3825 Johnston Oehler Road

Croft Community Elementary

4911 Hucks Rd

Stoney Creek Elementary

14015 Mallard Roost Rd

Turning Point Academy

2300 W Sugar Creek Rd


Large public parks/greenways

Name

Address

CLARK'S CREEK NATURE PRESERVE

5542 HUCKS RD

HORTICULTURAL MAINTENANCE FACILITY

11826 MALLARD CREEK RD

HUCKS ROAD COMMUNITY PARK

HUCKS RD

MALLARD CREEK REGIONAL PARK

3001 JOHNSTON OEHLER RD

MALLARD CREEK CENTER

2530 JOHNSTON OEHLER RD

NEWELL COMMUNITY PARK

9130 NEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH RD

PROSPERITY CHURCH NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

12537 DEARMON RD

THEREASEA C. ELDERS NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

6325 ROCKWELL CHURCH RD

TOM HUNTER NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

919 TOM HUNTER RD

TRADITION GOLF COURSE

3800 PROSPERITY CHURCH RD

KIRK FARM FIELDS COMMUNITY PARK

210 E MALLARD CREEK CHURCH RD

UNIVERSITY MEADOWS NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

PAVILION DR

​MALLARD AND CLARK'S CREEK GREENW​AYS ​7.1 MILES COMPLETE

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

Upper Stoney Creek

Mallard Creek Watershed map ​


Familiar sites in the Mallard Creek Watershed:

Mallard Creek in snow
Clark's Creek in the snow 

  

Verizon Amphitheatre entrance
Verizon Amphitheatre 

Entrance to UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte entrance

  

Statue of 49er panning for gold 
49er statue