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Reedy-McKee-Caldwell Creek Watershed
Location description: East-Central Mecklenburg County, eastern Charlotte

A unique creek: Native American artifacts more than 1,000 years old have been found on the grounds of the Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

Name game: Caldwell Creek is sometimes confused with Caldwell Station Creek. Caldwell Creek is in the Reedy Watershed. Caldwell Station Creek is in Cornelius and in the McDowell Watershed.

Approximate square miles of land: 14.19 square miles

 Reedy Creek nature center
Reedy Creek Nature Center

Estimated population of this watershed:

1990

2000

2010

8,274

16,666

27,023


Drains into: Cabarrus County / Yadkin River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Reedy Creek, Reedy Creek Tributary #1, Reedy Creek Tributary #2, Reedy Creek Tributary #4, Caldwell Creek, McKee Creek

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 33.21

Impaired streams: Reedy Creek from source to Rocky River, McKee Creek from source to Reedy 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: 58 buildings are located in the floodplain

Land use: 
Reedy/McKee/Caldwell vicinity map

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

44.0%

18.6%

33.0%

1.1%

0.4%

0.7%

0.4%

1.8%


Landmarks: Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, Charlotte Memorial Gardens, Robinson Rock House ruins dating back to 1790

Schools:

Name

Address

Reedy Creek Elementary

10801 Plaza Rd Ext

JH Gunn Elementary

7400 Harrisburg Rd

Hickory Grove Elementary

6709 Pence Rd

Joseph W. Grier Elementary

8330 Grier Rd

Northridge Middle

7601 The Plaza


Larger neighborhoods: northeastern Hickory Grove, Linda Lake,

Zip Code: 28215

Large public parks/greenways:

Name

Address

HICKORY GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

6709 PENCE RD

LINDA LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

 

HARRISBURG ROAD REGIONAL PARK

8045 HARRISBURG RD

HARRISBURG ROAD NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

7701 HARRISBURG RD

SHERMAN BRANCH REGIONAL PARK

3824 CAMP STEWART RD

Reedy Creek Park

2900 Reedy Creek Road

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

2900 Reedy Creek Road


Reedy/McKee/Caldwell Creeks Watershed map


Familiar sites in the Reedy-McKee-Caldwell Creek Watershed:

Sign for Reedy Creek Park
A popular park 

 

Pond at Reedy Creek Park 
Pond at Reedy Creek Park