Smith Creek Watershed
The Smiths Creek sub-watershed is a twisted maze of oxbows and turns as it makes it way southwest through a broad expanse of agriculture fields before entering into the Kennebecasis River just north of Sussex. The headwaters drain the hills west of Cornhill as they meander lazily 40km to the confluence. The biggest topographical feature is the long ridge of hills (Mount Hebron, Jordan Mountain, and Whites Mountain) running on the north side of the Creek. These hills reach an elevation of over 220m (750’) and the elevation at its confluence is less than 30m (100’). On the south side of the Creek you have the less sculpted Mount Pisgah and Anagance Ridge which reach elevations of over 250m (825’).
The land use of Smith Creek is as follows:
- 76% Forestry
- 21% Agriculture
- 1% Occupied
- 2% Water/wetlands
There are 8 main tributaries that feed the Smiths Creek. All but one of these, King Brook, flows north to south into the north side of Smiths Creek. This is a result of the topography created by the hills mentioned above. King Brook drains the Mount Pisgah area of the sub-watershed while the Anagance Ridge is drained by a number of small unnamed streams.
|#||Name of Tributary||approx. length (km)|
|1||Main stem Smith Creek||40.0|