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Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Inc. was retained by the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) to help lead the investigation, development, and drafting of the Watershed Management Plan (WMP) for the Lower Fall Creek Watershed. Interest in developing this WMP stems from historical water quality problems associated with the watershed. It is hoped that, through the implementation of this WMP, improved water quality conditions will be realized that will benefit all residents of the Lower Fall Creek Watershed.
The Lower Fall Creek Watershed drains approximately 57,800 acres (90 square miles) of rural, suburban, and urban land in Central Indiana. This land includes portions of Madison County, Hamilton County (City of Noblesville, Town of Fishers), Hancock County (Town of McCordsville), and Marion County (City of Indianapolis, City of Lawrence). The Lower Fall Creek Watershed consists of 6 14-digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) watersheds. These include: 05120201110-010, 020, 030, 040, 050, and 060.