Bolin Creek Watershed Restoration Team
Carrboro, Chapel Hill, State agency, EPA, and NCSU engineers are collaborating to restore Bolin Creek. In 2007, Carrboro and Chapel entered into a Memorandum of Agreement and were awarded a grant from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund. This grant was used to contract with Earth Tech to complete a detailed assessment of the Bolin Creek watershed and identify specific projects to stabilize streambanks and restore the physical integrity of the creek and its tributaries. Earth Tech assessed the system by walking and collecting data along about 90 miles of Bolin Creek and tributaries, in combination with GIS based analyses. Based on this study, Earth Tech has recommended several dozen specific opportunities for Best Management Practices to work towards the creek’s restoration. This site will be updated in the near future with details about these projects and next steps the BCWRT will be pursuing.
Bolin Creek Monitoring
Benthic macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects) are frequently used indicators of the health of streams. Results of monitoring from 2001-2006 are available.
Little Creek (includes Morgan and Bolin Creeks) Local Watershed Planning
The North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement Program completed a study for the Little Creek watershed, which includes all of the land in Carrboro that provided recommendations for watershed protection and restoration. Carrboro has been investigating these recommendations subsequent to the completion of the study.
Proposed Jordan Lake Rules
The NC Division of Water Quality has drafted rules that require reductions in the amount of nitrogen being input into Jordan Lake. These rules could require significant reductions in nitrogen running off in stormwater from land in Carrboro, and associated implementation costs.
Other Local Watershed Groups
Links to websites for the Friends of Bolin Creek, Morgan Creek Valley Alliance, and the Haw River Assembly
Clean Water Education Partnership