Back Creek (Rocky River tributary) facts for kids
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Location of Back Creek mouth
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Rocky River|
|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)|
|River system||Pee Dee River|
|Basin size||40.11 square miles (103.9 km2)|
|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|
According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:
- Black Creek
- Buck Creek
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.
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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