Text Box: Phone: 585-753-2034		Fax: 585-753-2028
E-mail: rbell@monroecounty.gov
Text Box: Black Creek Watershed Coalition
c/o City Place
50 West Main St., Suite 8100
Rochester NY 14614
Text Box: www.blackcreekwatershed.org

BLACK CREEK WATERSHED COALITION

BLACK CREEK WATERSHED COALITION

Black Creek Watershed Facts

Size: The area of Black Creek Watershed is:
    202 square miles which equals 128,358 acres.

Length: The length of Black Creek is: 46 miles.

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Towns: Black Creek Watershed encompasses 14 towns:
Batavia, Bergen, Bethany, Byron, Chili, Clarendon, Elba, Le Roy, Middlebury, Ogden, Riga, Stafford, Sweden, and Wheatland.

Population: There are 35,030 people living in the watershed (Census 2000, census block centroids within watershed).
  49% of these people live in the town of Chili.  The next highest percentage is Riga with 15%.
  An additional 11,771 people live in census blocks which are partially contained in the watershed but whose centroids are outside the watershed, making a total of 46,081 people with potential impact on and concern for the Black Creek Watershed.

people

Four towns have more than 85% of their population living in the watershed: Riga (100%), Byron (100%), Bergen(96%), and Stafford(86%).

land useLand Use: 79% of the land in the watershed is agricultural/idle.