The James River Watershed comprises of approximately 96 square miles,
which make up most of northern and downtown Suffolk. It contains the
northwestern and central portions of Suffolk and extends up to Isle of
Wight. The primary outfalls for this watershed are Chuckatuck Creek and
the Nansemond River. Although a large portion of its land mass is zoned
mostly for agricultural use, it currently contains the most densely
populated regions of the City.