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Fulford Creek is located in the Central and South (of Salt Spring) Island, Fulford Creek (FLCK, or “67”) watershed. The main creek runs from cumulative “source areas” in higher (Maxwell & Bryant Hill areas) and middle reaches (Mereside – Ford Lake area) of the watershed, and is locally supported by significant springs and lake/wetland areas. There is little information available on the seasonal (or perennial) flow in contributing creeks in the watersheds upland and middle reaches.

Fulford Creek discharges in the southeast of the Fulford Valley, with a sea-outfall into the estuary at the head of the Fulford Bay – W̱ENÁ¸NEĆ*. Fulford Creek was our July 2019 Which Creek Is It (WCIT) competition entry.

Garner Creek in the western watershed upland area was our June 2022 WCIT entry, and our July 2022 WCIT “FLCK Ford Lk inflw NW1 Ck u/s NW spur” was another western watershed upland creek, also joining the Dukes Road creek systems discharges into Ford Lake. These two WCIT creeks, and more(!) help maintain Ford Lake (mid-watershed valley), and the important flow and freshwater ecosystems of the main Fulford Creek in it’s lower reaches.

Importantly, all of the various Fulford Creek watershed surface lakes and creek systems all discharge of freshwater into the Fulford Bay estuary, creating a rich, nearshore brackish-marine ecosystem in this bay area.

Source SSI Freshwater Catalogue.  Check the link for a ton of information about this watershed and creek.    Image by Paperandglue, via Wikimedia Commons

Watershed Data:

NMDWTRSHDD
3335
GNIS_ID
12591
GNIS_NAME
Fulford Creek Watershed
BLLNK
354143777
WTRSHDK
354143777
FWWTRSHDCD
925-303570-916663-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000
STRMRDR
3
STRMMGNTD
7
AREA_HA
2142.899642478940223
FTRCD
WA25100000
AREA_SQM
21428996.4248
FEAT_LEN
24162.6283
PROT_DESG
WATERSHED BOUNDARY