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Watersheds Bryant Creek Tributaries Caney Creek and Pine Creek

location map Caney Creek and Pine Creek

Click for big mapLocation
Caney Creek drains most of the Caney Mountain Conservation Area. It lies north of Little Pine Creek. Pine Creek is a major tributary of Caney Creek. Rainwater drains west of Highway FF as the highway heads south of 181 to Luna; south from Highways FF and N on the other side of 181; and east from the Caney high country and 181 at the watershed's southwest corner. 

Brushy Knob is near the junction of 181 and AA. 

Roads: Highway 181 cuts across the middle of the Caney Creek watershed. The junction of Highways 181 and N is at the center of this watershed. Highway AA runs east-west across the southern quarter. A county gravel road connects blacktop roads AA and FF. This road crosses Caney Creek just below where Pine Creek flows into it. 

Watershed Size: About 40 square miles. 

Click for topo mapTopography
Elevation changes from 1,460 feet at the top of Long Mountain in Caney Mtn. Conservation Area to 600 feet at the confluence with the Bryant. Maximum relief is 860 feet. 

Stream Flow
Caney Creek is perennial for about 7 of its 9 miles. Pine Creek is perennial for about 10 of its 13 miles. 

Landscape & Special Features
Portions of the watershed are extremely steep, especially the Caney Mountain Conservation Area. Most of the watershed is forested. There are large pastures around Highways AA, 181 and N. Much of the Pine Creek bottomland is pasture. Zanoni Mill is on a spring next to Pine Creek.

Topographic Maps: Sycamore and Gainesville NW. 

School Districts: Gainesville and a small part of Dora.