Crane Creek Watershed
- Where is the Crane Creek Watershed?
- Where does water from the Crane Creek Watershed go?
- What problems exist in Crane Creek?
- Who is helping Crane Creek?
- Management Plan and Additional Documents
Where is the Crane Creek Watershed?The Crane Creek Watershed includes 67 square miles in the northern part of Richland County, from Blythewood south to Columbia, north of Main Street and Farrow Road, and from Two Notch Road to the east to the Broad River to the West. Crane Creek watershed is directly northwest of the Gills Creek Watershed. If you live in that area, you live in the Crane Creek Watershed. That means that what happens to the land and water where you live affects Crane Creek, and what happens to Crane Creek affects you!
impaired water bodies. Trash and debris is another major pollution problem in the watershed. Also, sediment, primarily from construction sites is a serious issue, and may increase with new development in the area. On a positive note, almost half of the watershed is still undeveloped, leaving lots of opportunity for protection.
The Crane Creek Watershed Association is a newly formed organization for the protection and improvement of water quality in the Crane Creek Watershed. Leadership is needed in the areas of management structure, volunteer groups, outreach and education, and budget and fund raising. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Richland County Stormwater Department.
- Crane Creek Watershed Management Plan
- Crane Creek Watershed Association Stakeholders
- Crane Creek Strategic Plan Draft