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Bear Creek
Map of Bear Creek mouth location
Map of Bear Creek mouth location
Map of Bear Creek mouth location
Map of Bear Creek mouth location
Location of Bear Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Rocky River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Chatham
Physical characteristics
Main source Brush Creek divide
about 4 miles west-southwest of Bonlee, North Carolina
565 ft (172 m)
River mouth Rocky River
about 6 miles south of Pittsboro, North Carolina
275 ft (84 m)
Length 24.49 mi (39.41 km)
Basin features
Progression generally east
River system Deep River
Basin size 51.71 square miles (133.9 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Little Bear Creek
    Harts Creek
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Bonlee-Bennett Road, Siler City-Glendon Road, Edwards Hill Church Road, NC 902, Bonlee-Carbonton Road, Old US 421, US 421, Vernie Phillips Road, Meronies Church Road, Pittsboro-Goldston Road, Marys Chapel Road, Woody Dam Road

Bear Creek is a 24.49 mi (39.41 km) long 4th order tributary to the Rocky River in Chatham County, North Carolina.

Course

Bear Creek rises about 4 miles west-southwest of Bonlee, North Carolina in Chatham County and then follows an easterly course to join the Rocky River about 6 miles south of Pittsboro.

Watershed

Bear Creek drains 51.71 square miles (133.9 km2) of area, receives about 47.6 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 444.18 and is about 55% forested.

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