Where nature and the city meet
The Town of Zionsville has installed one of the fi rst Eagle Creek watershed identification signs at Eagle Creek and Zionsville Road.
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To utilize a holistic approach to watershed management with the ultimate goals of improving water quality, increasing public awareness of watershed water quality, and encouraging stewardship of the watershed's resources.
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What is the Eagle Creek Watershed?
The Eagle Creek Watershed is part of the Upper White
River Watershed and drains into Eagle Creek Reservoir, which serves as a
public drinking water supply for Indianapolis. The watershed
has a Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) of 05120201120 and has a drainage
area of 162 square miles north of the Eagle Creek Dam located
approximately 10 miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis. The
watershed runs through parts of Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, and Marion
Counties. The dominant land-cover is agriculture with some
portions of the watershed, particularly those closest to the
reservoir, undergoing increased urbanization.