Little Hurricane Creek

(AL03160112-0502-200)

Little Hurricane Creek is a major tributary to Hurricane Creek. It flows for 10.19 miles from its source in the Vance/Dudley area before spilling into the main stem of Hurricane Creek. 

According to the 2010 Waterbody Report for Little Hurricane Creek on the EPA website, the overall status of this creek is impaired. This breaks down as follows:
  • Impaired for contact recreation due to fecal coliform and pathogens, which means swimming is not advised.
  • Impaired for fishing due to aluminum, iron, and coppers.
  • Impaired for fish and wildlife propagation due to aluminum, iron, and coppers.
  • Impaired for agricultural uses due to aluminum, iron, and coppers.
The source of impairment is impact from abandoned land mines due to resource extraction.