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Back Creek
Map of Back Creek mouth location
Map of Back Creek mouth location
Map of Back Creek mouth location
Map of Back Creek mouth location
Location of Back Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Haw River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Alamance
Orange
City Graham
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Back Creek and Lynch Creek
pond about 0.5 miles northeast of Carr, North Carolina
720 ft (220 m)
River mouth Haw River
about 1.5 miles southeast of Graham, North Carolina
476 ft (145 m)
Length 8.77 mi (14.11 km)
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Haw River
Basin size 81.21 square miles (210.3 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Mill Creek
  • Right:
    Stagg Creek
    Quaker Creek
Waterbodies Quaker Creek Reservoir

Back Creek is a 8.77 mi (14.11 km) long 4th order tributary to the Haw River, in Alamance County, North Carolina.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • Buffalo Creek

Course

Back Creek rises in a pond about 0.5 miles northeast of Carr in Orange County, North Carolina and then flows southwest to the Haw River about 1.5 miles southeast of Graham, North Carolina.

Watershed

Back Creek drains 81.21 square miles (210.3 km2) of area, receives about 46.3 in/year of precipitation, and has a wetness index of 430.93 and is about 44% forested.

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