Buck Mountain Creek Watershed

     The Buck Mountain Creek Watershed is 36 square miles and is a major feeder watershed to the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir. This reservoir is the major public water supply for Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Streams in the watershed include Buck Mountain Creek, Piney Creek, and Burruss Branch. The watershed is largely a rural and agricultural area, with the headwaters being in the Shenandoah National Park along the Blue Ridge. The small community of Boonesville is located in the watershed.
     Based on monitoring by the Department of Environmental Quality, Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority, and Rivanna River Basin Project (conducted by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission), Buck Mountain Creek is one of the healthiest streams in the Rivanna Basin based on water quality and aquatic life.