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New Hope Creek Watershed

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 Photo: Triangle Land Conservancy - Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

Johnstons Mill TLCMany small streams on the eastern side of Chapel Hill flow to New Hope Creek, which flows into the Upper New Hope Arm of Jordan Lake. Those include Old Field Creek in the Eubanks Road vicinity, Dry Creek, partially located behind East Chapel Hill High School, and the stream leading from Clark Lake off Pope Road on the Durham border. A portion of New Hope Creek’s watershed is in Durham. 

 

Map of New Hope Creek Watershed (pdf)

 

 

History

History of Patterson Mill and New Hope Creek    (Book by Stuart Dunaway)

 

 

 

Nature & Recreation

Meadow flats

Meadow flats is a large wetland area northeast of the intersection of Eubanks Road and Old NC 86.

 

Duke Forest

There are many pieces of this experiment and research forest scattered across the middles of Orange and Durham Counties.  Many, but not all, parts of Duke Forest are open to the public.

 

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve   

Publicly accessible park-preserve north of Chapel Hill.

 

New Hope Audubon Society

 

NC Sierra Club trails:  New Hope Creek – Githens Loop 

 

Existing and Proposed Trails in the New Hope Creek Corridor

 

Hollow Rock Access Area

 

New Hope Bottomlands Trail

 

 

 

Assessments & Water Quality

Watershed Retrofit and Management Evaluation for Urban Stormwater Management Systems in North Carolina.  Kathy DeBusk, William F. Hunt, Upton Hatch, and Olha Sydorovych.  Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, Issue 146, Pages 64-74, December 2010.

 

Monitoring by Forest View Elementary School

 

USGS monitoring Station

New Hope Creek near Blands, NC

 

New Hope Creek Corrider Advisory Committee:  New Hope Creek from NC 54 to Chapel Hill Road 
    (Component 1 of New Hope Corridor Open Space Master Plan)

 

See Stormwater Management's Water Quality Section

 

 

 

Watershed Organizations & Stakeholders

Duke Forest

There are many pieces of this experiment and research forest scattered across the middles of Orange and Durham Counties.  Many, but not all, parts of Duke Forest are open to the public.

  

Orange County Landfill

 All areas of the landfill drain towards New Hope Creek through Old Field Creek.  The landfill uses several methods to prevent surface water and groundwater contamination.

 

Town Operations Center

 The Town Operations Center's Public Works facility and Transit buildings straddle Old Field Creek.

 

New Hope Creek Corridor Advisory Committee

This organization is oriented towards preserving land around New Hope Creek, especially the large wetland complex between Chapel Hill and Durham.

 

 

  

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