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Accokeek Creek
Accokeek Creek is located in Virginia
Accokeek Creek
Accokeek Creek is located in the United States
Accokeek Creek
Location of Accokeek Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Potomac Creek
Country United States
State Virginia
County Stafford
Physical characteristics
Main source Aquia Creek divide
about 0.25 miles northeast of Moores Corners, Virginia
285 ft (87 m)
River mouth Potomac Creek
Crows Nest Point, Virginia
0 ft (0 m)
Length 14.60 mi (23.50 km)
Basin features
Progression southeast
River system Potomac River
Basin size 22.81 square miles (59.1 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Shelton Shop Road, Monument Drive (x2), Ramoth Church Road, I-95, US 1, VA 608, Raven Road

Accokeek Creek is a tidal tributary of Potomac Creek, itself a tributary of the Potomac River, in Stafford County, Virginia, United States. From it headwaters to its mouth, Accokeek Creek is 15.4 miles (24.8 km) in total length.

Nomenclature

The United States Board on Geographic Names officially decided upon the creek's name in 1940. Before the official naming decision, Accokeek Creek was also alternatively known as Accakeek Creek.

Course

Accokeek Creek rises on the Aquia Creek divide about 0.25 miles northeast of Moores Corner, Virginia. Accokeek Creek then flows southeast to meet Potomac Creek at Crows Nest Point just upstream of the Potomac River.

Watershed

Accokeek Creek drains 22.81 square miles (59.1 km2) of area, receives about 43.0 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 390.53 and is about 60.1% forested.

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Course of Accokeek Creek (Potomac Creek tributary)
Course of Accokeek Creek (Potomac Creek tributary)
Watershed of Accokeek Creek (Potomac Creek tributary)
Watershed of Accokeek Creek (Potomac Creek tributary)
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