Swift Creek Reservoir & Watershed

  1. About the Reservoir & Watershed
  2. Initiatives for the Protection of the Swift Creek Reservoir Watershed
  3. Documents & Presentations

The Swift Creek Reservoir was constructed in 1965 as a public water supply for Chesterfield County. The 12 million gallon per day capacity Addison-Evans Water Treatment and Laboratory Facility provides on average 7.5 million gallons per day of drinking water to the county. The reservoir is a 1,700-acre impoundment containing approximately 5.2 billion gallons of water.

The Swift Creek Reservoir watershed is located in the northwest part of the county and encompasses 61.9 square miles. Its headwaters are located in Powhatan County. The watershed is divided into the following subwatersheds, based on its tributary streams:

  • Dry Creek
  • Fuqua Creek
  • Horsepen Creek/Blackman Creek/Deep Creek
  • Little Tomahawk Creek
  • Otterdale Creek
  • Tomahawk Creek
  • Turkey Creek/Swift Creek
  • West Branch