Hunting Creek Restoration Project Summary
Hunting Creek watershed is about 31 square miles and is one of a handful of Lake Rhodhiss sub-watersheds in which the state and other stakeholders are focusing their restoration efforts. It flows into the southwest end of Lake Rhodhiss. A seven mile section of the stream is not meeting its uses for biological integrity. Entities interested in restoring Hunting Creek watershed water quality include federal, state and local governmental agencies, private consulting firms, nonprofit groups and others.
The strategy to restore the watershed will include engaging stakeholders through education, meetings and other outreach, assessing the watershed to better determine the causes and sources of the water quality problems, developing a plan that not only identifies the problems, but proposes potential solutions to the problems. These solutions will include parties responsible for solutions, a schedule of when solutions will be implemented and resources needed to address problems. As with any watershed restoration, this process will not be easy, but with many parties already showing great interest in restoring the Hunting Creek watershed, this effort has great potential.