Turtle Creek is a 288 square mile watershed running through Southern Wisconsin. It flows through Western Walworth county as well as Rock county. Just above the Illinois border, Turtle Creek flows into the east side of the city of Beloit to join the Rock River.
The land use is primarily cash crop and dairy culture throughout the creek main stream and main water tributaries. Crop land in the headwater areas and urban land use near Beloit contribute the two highest erosion rates in the watershed. An additional problem seem is streambank erosion.
Turtle Creek Photos:
Photography by Danny Balister