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WATERSHED 101 - JCC Watershed Descriptors

JCC straddles two major watersheds, the James River Watershed and the York River Watershed. Both are subwatersheds of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which stretches from Pennsylvania to Virginia. Within the James River and York watersheds are eight subwatersheds - Diascund Creek, Ware Creek, Yarmouth Creek, Gordon Creek, Powhatan Creek, Mill Creek, College Creek, and Skiffe's Creek.

 

Powhatan Creek - 22 square miles: The creek discharges into the lower James River near Jamestown Island. Powhatan Creek is notable for its biodiversity and bottomland wetlands and was recently ranked as having the greatest significance for biodiversity and natural areas in Virginia (Source: Virginia Division of Natural Heritage). Some of the residential subdivisions contained within this watershed are Ford's Colony, Longhill Station, Windsor Forest, Villages of Westminster, Powhatan Secondary, Landfall. The watershed also contains Eastern State Hospital, the James City/Williamsburg Community Center, Mid-County Park, Plumeri Park (William and Mary baseball complex), Powhatan Plantation, Greensprings Plantation, and Williamsburg Plantation.

 

Chickahominy River -10.5 square miles: This subwatershed contains the Diascund Creek, Yarmouth Creek, and Gordon Creek watersheds, as they flow into the Chickahominy River and contains the residential subdivision of Chickahominy Haven.

 

Yarmouth Creek - 16 square miles: The creek discharges into the Chickahominy River, which then discharges into the lower James River. The watershed contains extensive wetland complexes, forested areas, and the Little Creek Reservoir. Some of the residential subdivisions contained within the watershed are Kristainsand, Lake Toano, Hunter's Creek, and Colonial Heritage. The watershed also contains Wrights Island and the Williamsburg Outlet Mall.

 

College Creek - 7.5 square miles: The creek discharges into the lower James River and inlcudes the residential subdivisions of Kingsmill, Kingspoint, James Terrace, and the Vineyards. The watershed also contains Kingsmill Pond, Busch Corporate Center and the Anhueser-Busch Brewery.

 

Diascund Creek - 18 square miles: The creek discharges into the Chickahominy River and includes the residential subdivisions of Merry Oaks, Racefield, Meadow Lake, Eagle Tree Farms, and Cypress Point. The watershed also contains the Diascund Creek Reservoir, and Anderson's Corner.

 

Gordon Creek - 12 square miles: The creek discharges into the Chickahominy River, just north of the confluence with the lower James River. The watershed contains Warburton Pond, Jolly Pond, Gordon Island, and the JCC Freedom Park.

 

Mill Creek - 6 square miles: The creek discharges into the lower James River, east of Jamestown Island and includes the residential subdivisions of Graylin Woods, The Meadows, Birchwood, Settler's Mill, Peleg's Point and Kingswood. The watershed also contains the Riverside Medical Center and Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center.

 

Skiffe's Creek - 6.5 square miles: The creek discharges into the lower James River and the creek and reservoir forms the boundary line with the City of Newport News and includes the residential subdivisions of Poplar Hall, Skiffe's Creek Village, and Country Village. The watershed also contains the Naval Weapons Station, Green Mount Industrial Park, and BASF.

 

Ware Creek - 18 square miles: The creek discharges into the lower York River and forms part of the boundary with New Kent County and includes the residential subdivisions of Stonehouse, Temple Hall, Mirror Lakes, and Elmwood. This watershed also contains the Stonehouse Commerce Park and Hankins Industrial Park.