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Black Water Creek Q & A

What is a creek?

A stream, brook, or minor tributary of a river.

Why is the water black?

A blackwater creek has the characteristics of a Blackwater river. It's "a slow-moving channel flowing through forested swamps or wetlands. As vegetation decays, tannins leach into the water, making a transparent, acidic water that is darkly stained, resembling tea."

"The dark color comes from humic acid due to an incomplete breakdown of phenol-containing vegetation from sandy clearings." The farm is located south of the coastal zone in the white sand belt. The white sands support a dense hardwood forest.

Where does the creek at the Rs Farm Originate?

The creek at The Rs Farm primarily comes from a spring about 200 feet southeast of the farm and flows past St Culbertson mission.

Where does it flow to?

It is said by locals that the creek at the Rs Farm flows to the Mahaica river.

Is the creek safe to swim in?


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