Three Mile Creek Watershed
With a Comprehensive Management Plan completed for the Three Mile Creek Watershed completed in September 2014, partners are making progress towards implementing recommended measures to address the primary problems impacting Mobile’s historic waterway. click here to read more
A Watershed Management Plan is an essential first step in preserving water quality in a relatively pristine, tidally-influenced watershed and mitigating the impacts of future development pressures. The watershed planning process utilizes a stakeholder led process to characterize existing conditions, identify and prioritize problems, define management objectives, and develop and implement protection or remediation strategies as necessary.
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. Three Mile Creek suffers from the negative effects of stormwater runoff including trash/litter; bacteria from sewage (i.e., pathogens); excessive amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizers (i.e., nutrients); and erosion (i.e., sediments in the water). The purpose of this Watershed Management Plan (WMP) is to document the current state of water quality and ecological impairment. Objectives of this planning include:
- Improve water quality
- Protect and improve the health of fish and wildlife
- Provide access to resources
- Restore heritage and cultural connection between the watershed and community
- Plan and prepare for climate resiliency
For more information please contact the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program.
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
118 N. Royal St. Suite 601
Mobile, AL 36602