BRASSTOWN CREEK WATERSHED
PROJECTS ON LITTLE BRASSTOWN CREEK:
1999, the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF)
awarded a $2,100,000 grant to the Coalition for restoration work in the
North Carolina portion of the Brasstown Creek watershed. Using these
funds, the Coalition was able, in partnership with local landowners who
participated in this voluntary program, to restore more than five miles
(27,042 linear feet) of stream in the watershed. In addition, more than
50 acres of wooded riparian buffer were created and protected and 160
acres of critically eroding bare areas were re-vegetated. Work under
this grant was completed in December 2003.
2004, the HRWC received an additional $431,470 from the CWMTF for work
on three more reaches of Little Brasstown Creek, a major tributary in
Cherokee County, NC near the mouth of Brasstown Creek. Under this
grant, HRWC restored an additional 3,942 linear feet of stream.
To-date, the Coalition has restored 11,342 linear feet of Little
Brasstown Creek or 55% of the stream's total length. Another project
has been designed (shown in yellow below) that when constructed, will
bring the total stream length restored to 14,542 linear feet or 70% of
the total length!
a third grant from the CWMTF, the HRWC was awarded funding to establish
a monitoring program and evaluate selected restoration projects in the
Brasstown Creek watershed. HRWC contracted with Buck Engineering to
create a monitoring plan and NC State University, Dept. of Biological &
Agricultural Engineering to evaluate the selected reaches over a 3-year
period, between 2005 and 2007. The following 10 projects were
evaluated: Warne, Bell, Oland, Mason/Stalcup, Sheppard,
Carringer/Mitchell, Campbell, Long Branch, and Greasy Creek. Three
detailed annual reports of the comprehensive monitoring effort are
available at the HRWC office or on CD for $5/each upon request.
Brasstown Creek Watershed Restoration
Project – Monitoring Report, Evaluation, & Action Plan provides an
overall summary of the monitoring that was conducted over the 3-year
period as well as an outline for future work in the Brasstown Creek
the project name or location on the map below for more information.
Purple shapes indicate
completed stream restoration projects in the Brasstown Creek watershed.
Yellow shapes indicate
stream restoration projects in various stages of completion.
indicate critical bare area projects completed under the original
Brasstown Creek grant.