Ballinger Creek Watershed
The Ballinger Creek Watershed occupies a slice of southern Albemarle County that is 17 square miles in size. The community of Esmont is near the headwaters of the watershed, and Ballinger Creek flows into the James River at Warren. Route 627 forms the drainage divide between Ballinger Creek and Rock Castle Creek. So, if you live on the west side of 627, the rain that falls on your house flows to Ballinger Creek, while on the east side it drains to Rock Castle Creek and Totier Creek.