Bolin and Booker Creeks merge to form Little Creek on the east side of Town, near the end of Emory Drive and east of Rainbow Soccer Fields. Little Creek flows into the Upper New Hope Arm of Jordan Lake.
Much of Little Creek’s water quality is influenced by upstream activities in the watersheds of Bolin Creek and Booker Creek. But what dominates the biology of the creek is the geologic area it flows through: the Triassic Basin. This is an old valley that has filled in with fine silts and clays. Streams flowing through this area have very different characteristics than those elsewhere in the Piedmont, different enough that the NC Division of Water Quality (DWQ) does not have an index for rating biological conditions in Triassic Basin streams. Little Creek and small tributaries in the Triassic Basin have very shallow slopes, slow-moving water, and habitats more characteristic of coastal lowlands than the rocky Piedmont.
An assessment report, Biological Impairment in the Little Creek Watershed-Cape Fear River Basin,
by DWQ’s Watershed Assessment and Restoration Project (WARP) looked at conditions across the entire Little Creek watershed (encompassing Bolin and Booker Creeks) and identified likely stressors of the biological community and sources of these stressors.
Local Watershed Planning Initiative for Little and Morgan Creeks: a planning initiative undertaken by Ecosystem Ehancement Program (EEP) for the identification and implementation of water quality improvement projects in the Little Creek and Morgan Creek watersheds. Summary
Little Creek Bottomlands – NC Natural Heritage Program 2008 Report
Little Creek Bottomlands – NC Natural Heritage Program 2010 Update in response to a concept plan proposal for the expansion to the Rizzo Conference Center, owned by University of North Carolina
Response from Army Corps of Engineers and NC Wildlife Resources Commission to Ayden Court Development proposal 2007
Recreation in the Lower Little Creek Watershed
Little Creek Bottomlands and Little Creek Waterfowl Impoundment: Federal property in this area is leased to the State of North Carolina and is designated by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) as Permanent Wildlife Lands and managed as game lands. In addition, this area is managed as a waterfowl sub-impoundment and is open to public hunting and fishing by licensed individuals in accordance with all NCWRC Inland Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Regulations. (ACE 2007)
NC Wildlife Resources (hunting & fishing regulations and information)