A picture paints a thousand words and maps of the Busseron Creek Watershed paint a vivid picture of what is - and what can be. Comprised of information gathered from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and others, the information contained in these maps will be utilized in development of our Watershed Management Plan.
This page provides links to the Township/Range maps are used by volunteers who are completing Habitat Assessment surveys. There are two types of maps for each Township/Range:
A "plain" map denoting road and stream locations. An enhanced map with 2007 satellite imagery
The Busseron Creek Watershed is comprised of thirteen separate subwatersheds - or drainage basin. Any precipitation that falls within one of those thirteen subwatersheds will drain into its respective tributary.
Characterized by a broad lowland tract, the Busseron Creek Watershed ranges from 415 to 677 feet in elevation with an average fall of 5.4 foot per mile. For perspective, a typical sidewalk has a cross-slope of 1/4" per foot. That's twenty times the Busseron's average fall.
This map provides a solid representation of recent landcover - based upon 1970's and 1980's aerial imagery.
Fifty-seven percent of the Busseron Creek Watershed is classified as agricultural land use. This map shows the relative density of areas under cultivation.
The Reclamation Division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has classified areas shown on this map as abandoned mine lands.
Surface Mines that have ceased operations have been classified into two categories: those which operated under the Surface Mining Control & Reclamation Act (SMCRA) and pre-SMRCA areas.
This map shows a series of closed underground mines and attributes, including areas of source concern, subsidence, mine shafts and mine entries.