Carolina Heelsplitter in North Carolina
- The Carolina heelsplitter currently has a very fragmented, relict distribution but historically was known from several locations within the Catawba and Pee Dee River systems in North Carolina and the Pee Dee and Savannah River systems, and possibly the Saluda River system, in South Carolina.
Only six populations of the species are presently known to exist. In North Carolina one small remnant population occurs in the Catawba River system in Waxhaw Creek, a tributary to the Catawba River, in Union County, North Carolina, and another small population occurs in a short stretch of Goose Creek, a tributary to the Rocky River in the Pee Dee River system, in Union County, North Carolina
Waxhaw Creek crosses My Father's farm. I say let them die.