Silver City Watershed
The confluence of Silva Creek and Pinos Altos Creek form the San Vicente Creek which is a perennial stream that runs through the heart of downtown Silver City. Historically, the land within the Silver City Watershed was used primarily for mining, agriculture, logging and cattle grazing. These practices, along with continuing urbanization, have left the streams, wetlands and riparian zones in the Silver City Watershed in a state of ecological degradation and have impaired water quality that affects fish habitat and recreational usage of these surface water resources. Monitoring and outreach are important actions to not only help restore the San Vicente Creek, but also to help encourage development of a green space trail that would promote recreation, alternative transportation and economic development in the heart of Silver City.