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Steele Creek Watershed
Location description: Southwestern Mecklenburg County

A unique creek: home to several rare species of fish including the coastal shiner (Notropis petersoni), the Redfin pickerel (Esox americanus) and Carolina darter (Estheostoma collis)

Name game: On some maps, Blackmanship Branch is listed as Blankmanship Branch.

Approximate square miles of land: 15.51 square miles

Estimated population of this watershed:

Building near Steele Creek
Historic Steele Creek Presbyterian Church

1990

2000

2010

5,024

13,770

26,872


Drains into: York County, SC / Catawba River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Steele Creek, Blackmanship Branch, Polk Ditch, Walker Branch, Walker Branch Tributary

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 24.877

Impaired streams: None

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 132 buildings are located in the floodplain

Land use:
Steele Creek vicinity map

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

23.7%

20.2%

32.4%

1.8%

16.1%

4.3%

0.3%

1.2%


Landmarks: Carowinds

Larger neighborhoods: Rivergate, Huntington Forest, Yorkshire, Choate Park

Schools:

Name

Address

Steele Creek Elementary

4100 Gallant Ln, Route 2

Lake Wylie Elementary

13620 Erwin Rd

Biotechnology, Health and Public Administration

4301 Sand Porter Road, Suite E

Kennedy Middle

4000 Gallant Ln

Southwest Middle

13624 Steele Creek Rd

Cathedral of the Cross Christian School

13925 Erwin Rd

River Gate Elementary

15340 Smith Rd

Olympic Math, Engineering and Sciences High

4301 Sandy Porter Road, Suite B

Olympic International Studies and Global Economics High

4301 Sandy Porter Road, Suite A

Olympic Renaissance High

4301 Sandy Porter Road, Suite D

Olympic International Business and Communication Studies

4301 Sandy Porter Road, Suite C


Large public parks/greenways:

Parks

Address

Steele Creek  Elementary Park

4100 Gallant Lane

 

 

Greenways

Status

Steele Creek Greenway

Proposed

Walkers Branch Greenway

Proposed


Steele Creek Watershed map


Familiar sites in the Steele Creek Watershed:

Carowinds rollercoaster
Carowinds 

 

Carowinds entrance
North Carolina side of Carowinds