Haskett Creek is an impaired waterbody located near the City of Asheboro in Randolph County. This stream has been listed on the federal 303(d) list of impaired waters for several decades for failing to meet water quality standards for dissolved oxygen and copper, as well as its inability to adequately support aquatic species. It is suspected that poor water quality in Haskett Creek is a result of its urban setting, however, few studies have explored potential sources of pollution within the watershed.
Over the course of the next year, the Piedmont Triad Regional Council will be working closely with the NC Division of Water Resources, City of Asheboro, Randolph County, Town of Randleman, and other local stakeholders in order to develop a Watershed Action Plan for the Haskett Creek watershed. This plan will identify potential threats to water resources and develop a detailed framework to address these issues. The Haskett Creek Watershed Plan will be one of two pilot studies to help test watershed planning tools that NC DWR has developed to streamline local and state planning processes, which could benefit watershed planning efforts across the state. This project is supported through generous funding from the 205(j) water resources planning grant program.
Water Resources Planner
Phone: (336) 904-0300