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What is a Creek?

A creek is surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel. The creek responds to surface and groundwater fluxes that modify it's flow and depth. Creeks are important conduits in the water cycle for groundwater recharge and corridors for fish or…

Harmful Algal Blooms

Visual signs of an algal bloom. When blooms are formed by toxin-producing bacteria (Cyanobacteria), it is generally referred as a harmful algal bloom (HAB). What should you do if you ever see HAB? Do not drink, Avoid exposure to your skin, Do not fish, Do not…

Dead Zones in the Gulf of Mexico

Dead zones are destroying our waters. Nutrient pollution from fertilizer is the main cause. The nutrients produce wide spread algae blooms that eat up oxygen used by marine animals. There are many examples of how the dead zones have similar effects of…

Creekkeeper

"Urbanization increases the variety and amount of pollutants carried into our nation's waters. In urban and suburban areas, much of the land surface is covered by buildings, pavement and compacted landscapes. These surfaces do not allow rain and snow melt to…

How to help the Creek

Keeping the creeks clean all around is very important to the community and sociecty.

If you are a grower please monitor your usage of fertilizer and what kind of fertilizer you use if the property is located near the creek. Try to use creekwise gardening and landscaping practices. Always build away from creeks. Check for erosion regularly. It is very important for neighbors to cooperate in their efforts and share responsibility for maintaining a healthy creek.

What is a creek?

Creek

A creek is surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel. The creek responds to surface and groundwater fluxes that modify it's flow and depth. Creeks are important conduits in the water cycle for groundwater recharge and corridors for fish or wildlife migration. The habitat in the immediate vicinity of a creek is called a riparian zone. Creeks play an important role in connecting fragmented habitats and thus in conserving biodiversity. The study and protection of creeks and waterways is a important part of environmental geography.