2010 crude oil spill
The creek is notable as the site of a major oil spill that made its way into the Kalamazoo River. On 26 July 2010, an estimated 843,444 US gal (3,192,780 L) of crude oil-like dilbit leaked into the creek from a 30-inch pipeline operated by the Enbridge Pipeline System. The pipeline intersects the creek 0.5 miles east of Interstate 69 and approximately two miles south of Marshall. The leak location was a wetland located less than 2 miles upstream from the Kalamazoo River, ensuring that the spilled hydrocarbons would soon enter the larger waterway, despite efforts to use booms to prevent the dilbit from reaching the river.
- "Talmadge Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- Michigan Atlas and Gazetteer (10th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2002.
- "Enbridge, Inc. Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Rupture". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
- Fitzsimmons, Emma Graves (29 July 2010). "Estimate Rises of Oil Spill in Michigan". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
- Klug, Fritz (26 July 2010). "Oil spills into Calhoun County creek that leads to Kalamazoo River". Kalamazoo Gazette. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
- Gallucci, Jacyln (28 July 2010). "Michigan Oil Spill Update: Oil in Kalamazoo River". The Long Island Press. Retrieved 28 July 2010.