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Town Holiday Jan. 20. Most municipal offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Chapel Hill Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule. Residential trash will not be collected (make-up day Wednesday, Jan. 22). Read More

Know Your Watersheds

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Local Watershed Map

Sorry for the mess! This page is under construction.

A watershed is an area of land where rain water and snowmelt flow to a common body of water. Watersheds can be as big as an entire river basin or as small as a tiny creek area. In Chapel Hill, we are in the Jordan Lake watershed, which is part of the Cape Fear River Basin.

We All Live in A Watershed Map (Large pdf)

Color Elevation Map (Large pdf)

Watershed Protection Area [440 KB PDF]


GIS Watershed and Floodplain Maps
Public GIS Portal (for custom maps)
FEMA Floodplain Maps

Want more data? Check out our Watershed Assessments & Plans!
Cape Fear River Basin
Haw River
Jordan Lake
Bolin Creek Subwatershed
Booker Creek Subwatershed
Little Creek Subwatershed
Morgan Creek Subwatershed
New Hope Creek Subwatershed
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