The Big Creek Lake watershed lies within Mobile County and consists of 104 square miles of land that drains to the Lake. Seven major tributaries contribute to the Lake’s volume. Big Creek combined with Crooked Creek and Hamilton Creek are the three largest providing inflow into the Lake. Juniper Creek, Collins Creek, Long Branch and Boggy Branch are the other major feeder streams.
What people do on land has the potential to impact the quality of water draining from that land.
Photography by: Mike Carmichael
You can help protect the Big Creek Lake watershed by doing the following:
MAWSS partners with the U.S. Geological Society to provide stream gauges that give real time data on the amount of water entering the Lake from the main tributaries. This helps MAWSS manage the water levels in the Lake. Gauges can be viewed at waterdata.usgs.gov/al/nwis