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Ten Mile Creek

Ten Mile Creek is a tributary stream of Little Seneca Creek in Montgomery County, Maryland.


The headwaters of the stream originate in Thompsons Corner area of the county, about Script error: No such module "convert". northwest of Clarksburg, and the creek flows south for about Script error: No such module "convert"., to Little Seneca Lake, a reservoir built on Little Seneca Creek. Little Seneca Creek drains to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

Water quality

The Ten Mile Creek watershed is described as one of the highest quality stream systems in Montgomery County, according to government studies.[1] It is a drinking water source as part of the Little Seneca system, an emergency water supply for the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. The creek main stem is extensively forested and the watershed contains some agricultural land. However, the basin is bisected by an interstate highway, I-270, and additional land development is planned for the Clarksburg area. In 1994 the county government had designated a portion of the watershed as a "special protection area" (SPA) to protect water quality by requiring builders to install extensive controls for stormwater runoff. A follow-up study found that after construction of several projects, water quality in the Little Seneca basin was degraded, despite the SPA requirements.[2] As of 2014, the Montgomery County Council is considering setting additional limits on proposed development projects in order to protect the quality of the creek and adjacent habitat.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Montgomery Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP), Rockville, MD. "Watershed Health: Ten Mile Creek." Accessed 2014-03-22.
  2. ^ MCDEP. Special Protection Area Program Annual Report 2008. January 2010.
  3. ^ Terhune, Virginia (2014-01-15). "Council committees talk about possible effects on Ten Mile Creek watershed". Montgomery County Gazette (Gaithersburg, MD). 
  4. ^ Turque, Bill (2014-02-04). "Moco Council committees approve sharp limits to Clarksburg development". Washington Post. 

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