Accotink Creek facts for kids
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Cycling trail over Accotink Creek
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Potomac River|
|Main source||Difficult Run divide
360 ft (110 m)
|River mouth||Potomac River (Accotink Bay)
Fort Belvior Military Reservation
0 ft (0 m)
|Length||23.86 mi (38.40 km)|
|River system||Potomac River|
|Basin size||52.83 square miles (136.8 km2)|
|Bridges||Hill Street, Scott Drive, Warwick Avenue, US 29, Keith Avenue, Rust Hill Place, Chain Bridge Road, University Drive, US 50 (x2), Old Lee Hwy, Pickett Road, Barkley Drive, Prosperity Avenue, Woodburn Road, King Arthur Road, Accotink Drive, VA 236, VA 620, Old Keene Mill Road, VA 289, Hooes Road, Barta Road, VA 286, Fullerton Road, I-95, Telegraph Road, Ehlers Road, John J. Kingman Road, US 1, Poe Road|
Accotink Creek is a 25.0-mile-long (40.2 km) tributary stream of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the United States. At Springfield, Virginia, Accotink Creek is dammed to create Lake Accotink. The stream empties into the Potomac at Gunston Cove's Accotink Bay, to the west of Fort Belvoir.
According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:
- Accotonck Creek
- Main Branch
Accotink Creek drains 52.82 square miles (136.8 km2) of area, receives about 43.7 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 436.37 and is about 22.5% forested.
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