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Back Creek
Back Creek (Caraway Creek tributary) is located in North Carolina
Back Creek (Caraway Creek tributary)
Back Creek (Caraway Creek tributary) is located in the United States
Back Creek (Caraway Creek tributary)
Location of Back Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Caraway Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Randolph
Physical characteristics
Main source Deep River divide
about 3 miles south of Randleman, North Carolina
730 ft (220 m)
River mouth Caraway Creek
about 3 miles northeast of Farmer, North Carolina
413 ft (126 m)
Length 9.78 mi (15.74 km)
Basin features
Progression generally south-southeast
River system Pee Dee
Basin size 37.98 square miles (98.4 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Greenes Branch
    Cedar Fork
    Cable Creek
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies Back Creek Lake
Bridges I-74, Turner Dairy Road, Health Dairy Road, Pineview Street, Spero Road, Lake Lucas Road, Old Lexington Road, Back Creek Road

Back Creek is a 9.78 mi (15.74 km) long 4th order tributary to Caraway Creek, in Randolph County, North Carolina.

Course

Back Creek rises on the Deep River divide about 3 miles south of Randleman in Randolph County, North Carolina. Back Creek then flows south-southeast to meet Caraway Creek about 3 miles northeast of Farmer.

Watershed

Back Creek drains 37.98 square miles (98.4 km2) of area, receives about 46.8 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 374.06 and is about 52% forested.

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