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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 Rocky River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cabarrus
Mecklenburg
City Harrisburg
Charlotte
Physical characteristics
Main source Reedy Creek divide
northeast Charlotte, North Carolina
800 ft (240 m)
River mouth Rocky River
about 1.5 miles southeast of Pharrs Mill, North Carolina
518 ft (158 m)
Length 18.58 mi (29.90 km)
Basin features
Progression generally east
River system Pee Dee River
Basin size 40.11 square miles (103.9 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    Fuda Creek
Bridges Grier Road, NC 24, S Devon Street, Rocky River Road, Back Creek Road, NC 24, McLean Road, Katherine Kiker Road, Back Creek Church Road, I-485, Caldwell Park Road, Robinson Church Road, Hickory Ridge Road, Raging Ridge Road, Pharr Mill Road

Back Creek is a 11.59 mi (18.65 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Rocky River in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

Variant names

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

  • Black Creek
  • Buck Creek

Course

Back Creek rises in a pond in northeastern Charlotte, North Carolina and then flows easterly through the northern suburbs of Charlotte into Cabarrus County to join the Rocky River about 1.5 miles southeast of Pharrs Mill.

Watershed

Back Creek drains 40.11 square miles (103.9 km2) of area, receives about 46.9 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 439.32, and is about 25% forested.

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