Three Mile Creek Watershed

Three Mile Creek and its surrounding watershed present an extraordinary opportunity for the Cities of Mobile and Prichard to turn what is now a community liability, due to its degraded condition, into a community amenity and a waterway destination. Throughout the process of developing this Watershed Management Plan (WMP), public input regarding the restoration of Three Mile Creek was incredibly supportive, particularly to make Three Mile Creek an accessible recreational destination. Read more...

 The Vision for Three Mile Creek

The Purpose
The purpose of this Watershed Management Plan (WMP) is to document the current state of water quality and ecological impairment. 

The Goals
     1. Improve water quality
     2. Protect and improve the health of fish and wildlife
     3. Provide access to resources
     4. Restore heritage and cultural connection between the watershed and community
     5. Plan and prepare for climate resiliency

The Objectives
     1. Develop 12.3 miles of continuous greenway and restore natural channels and riparian buffer where feasible
     2. Develop a strategy for implementing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in coordination with the Alabama                        Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)
     3. Achieve State water quality standards for warm water fisheries
     4. Eliminate all known illicit connections/sanitary inputs
     5. Reduce amount of trash in waterways by 75%
     6. Maintain design level of service for flood protection from USACE dams
     7. Install environmental education signage in six existing or proposed parks

Three Mile Creek Watershed Management Plan
Plan Summary

Additional Three Mile Creek Watershed Information
The Landscape
The Community
The Planning
The Restoration

Latest Uploads
2016-Flood Control in Toulmins Spring Branch Watershed through LID Practices
2016-Water Quality Report for Toulmins Spring Branch Watershed
Prichard Drainage Study-Toulmins Spring Branch and Gum Tree Branch
City of Mobile Stormwater Management Plan
Monitoring & Research Studies

Contact
For more information please contact:
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
118 N. Royal St. Suite 601
Mobile, AL  36602
251-431-6409