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Harris Lake and Kenneth Creek Area

Local Watershed Planning Initiative


This planning initiative addresses the need for action in the local watershed comprised of the tributaries to Harris Lake, and Gulf, Parkers, and Kenneth Creeks, in Wake, Harnett, and Chatham Counties, NC. The local watershed includes Kenneth Creek (46.3 square miles, 7.3 miles of impaired stream), Parker Creek (53.8 square miles), and the tributaries to Harris Lake (80 square miles).
The Kenneth Creek watershed drains a portion of southern Wake County, including the Fuquay-Varina area, and discharges into Neills Creek in northern Harnett County. Over 7 miles of Kenneth Creek, from its source to Neills Creek, is rated not supporting because of an impaired biological community. Urban runoff and storm water discharges (nonpoint source pollution) are noted as possible sources of impairment, and indications of nutrient enrichment exist. Kenneth Creek is 303(d)-listed for the year 2000 report to the Environmental Protection Agency. Fuquay-Varina’s wastewater treatment plant also discharges to this creek. From the Wake-Harnett county line to Neills Creek, the creek is classified as Water Supply-IV.


   Project Information

Preliminary Assessment Report
Download the Preliminary Local Watershed Assessment Report, prepared by Buck Engineering.
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Map of Local Watershed
These creeks are tributaries to the Cape Fear River. View the map of the local watershed at this link.
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Meeting Materials
Meeting Agendas, Handouts, and copies of PowerPoint Presentations can be downloaded from this link.
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Follow this link to see the list of project participants, representing interests in the local watershed.
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Click here to meet the project "staff".
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