Piscola Creek

300x388 Piscola Creek Watersheds, in Piscola Creek, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 2013 Running through Thomas and Brooks Counties, Georgia to the Withlacoochee River, Piscola Creek is on the USDA National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) as two of the three Georgia Priority Watersheds, all of which are in WWALS watersheds.

Upper Piscola Creek Watershed encompasses 25,936 acres of land in the southeast part of Thomas and western part of Brooks Counties in southwest Georgia. The land around the watershed is about 75 percent photo by Georgia NRCS crop, pasture, range and other associated agriculture use. About 20 percent of the watershed is forested. The other five percent is commercial or communities.

Middle Piscola Creek Watershed encompasses 38,520 acres of land in the southeast part of Thomas and east part of Brooks Counties in southwest Georgia. The land around the watershed is about 69 percent crop, pasture, range and other associated agriculture use. About 25 percent of the watershed is forested. The other six percent is commercial or communities.

Lower Piscola Creek Watershed encompasses 41,242 acres of land in the northwest part of Brooks County, southwest Georgia. The land around the watershed is about 64 percent crop, pasture, range and other associated agriculture use. About 29 percent of the watershed is forested. The other seven percent is commercial or communities such as the county seat Quitman.

Access to the communities and the watershed around both the Middle and Lower Piscola Creek Watershed is through U.S. highway 84 and 221 or State highways 364 and 333. Both of the watershed areas are designated for fishing. The population of Thomas County is around 44,720 residents and Brooks County is 16,243 residents. The source for the land data is the 2006 National Land Cover Database (NLCD).

Annually (at least in 2013 and 2014 so far) grants have been available to

nvest in voluntary conservation actions to help provide cleaner water for their neighbors and communities. The selected watersheds were originally identified with help from state agencies, partners, and the NRCS State Technical Committee.

600x776 Piscola Creek Watersheds, in Piscola Creek, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 2013

And here’s Piscola Creek on USGS Streamer:

Piscola Creek also boasts fishing at Bowen Mill Pond and a closed landfill that is a GA EPD hazardous waste site.

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