Mechums River Watershed
The Mechums River Watershed is 99 square miles, and is the largest
feeder watershed to the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir, the major public water supply for Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
Major streams within the watershed include the Mechums River, Stockton
Creek, Lickinghole Creek, and Beaver Creek. The Beaver Creek Reservoir,
the public water supply for Crozet, is located on Beaver Creek
downstream from Crozet. Lake Albemarle, a public fishing and boating
lake maintained by the Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, is
also located in the Mechums Watershed. Communities within the watershed
include Crozet, Greenwood, Batesville, Yancey Mills, and part of White
Hall (generally south of Garth Road).