Buck Island Creek Watershed

     The 37-square-mile Buck Island Creek Watershed is largely agricultural and rural. Route 53 roughly follows the northern boundary of the watershed, and Routes 795, 620, and 729 traverse the watershed. The ridgeline of Carters Mountain forms the watershed divide to the west. Streams within the watershed include Houchins Creek, Massey Creek, Lee Jones Creek, Slate Quarry Creek, Jacobs Creek, and Winston Creek, all of which flow into the main stem of Buck Island Creek. Buck Island Creek enters the Rivanna River at the large horseshoe bend near the Fluvanna County line. Parts of the communities of Blenheim and Woodridge lie within this watershed (north of Route 708).