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Six Mile-Twelve Mile Watershed

Six Mile Creek at Flat Branch
Flat Branch flows into Six Mile Creek

Location description: Southern edge of Mecklenburg County

A unique creek: Twelve Mile Creek is one of about a dozen named Mecklenburg County creeks shown on a hand-drawn map of the region created in 1789.

Approximate square miles of land: 12.72 square miles

Estimated population of this watershed:

1990

2000

2010

3,851

12,364

31,618


Drains into: Union County / Catawba River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Six Mile Creek, Flat Branch, Twelve Mile Creek

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 24.494

Impaired streams: Six Mile Creek from source to state line

Reason for impairment: lack of fish-species diversity

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 169 buildings are located in the floodplain

Land use: 
Six Mile / Twelve Mile creeks vicinity map

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

23.6%

18.2%

50.0%

2.0%

0.2%

3.8%

0.6%

1.6%


Landmarks: Providence Country Club

Zip Codes: 28105, 28270, 28277

Larger neighborhoods: Blakeney

Schools:

Name

Address

McKee Rd Elementary

4101 McKee Rd

Hawk Ridge Elementary

9201 Bryant Farms Rd

Jay M Robinson Middle

5925 Ballantyne Commons

Omni Montessori Center

9536 Blakeney Heath Rd

Community House Middle

9500 Community House Rd

Ardrey Kell High

10220 Ardrey Kell Rd

Elon Park Elementary

11425 Ardrey Kell Rd

Polo Ridge Elementary

11830 Tom Short Road

 

Large public parks/greenways:

Parks

Address

Ballantyne Community Park

Community House Rd

521 Center

11401 Ardrey Kell Rd

Flat Branch Community park

11830 Tom Short Rd

Elon Homes Regional Park

11435 Ardrey Kell Rd

McKee Rd Community park

4201 McKee Rd.

Colonel Francis Beatty Regional Park

4330 Weddington Rd

 

Greenway

Status

Six Mile Creek Greenway

Proposed

Flat Branch Greenway

Proposed


Six Mile / Twelve Mile Creeks watershed map


Familiar sites in Six Mile and Twelve Mile Watersheds:

Blakeney
Blakeney shopping center fountain 

 

Six Mile Creek
Six Mile Creek