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Beaverdam Creek
Beaverdam Creek (Crabtree Creek tributary) is located in North Carolina
Beaverdam Creek (Crabtree Creek tributary)
Beaverdam Creek (Crabtree Creek tributary) is located in the United States
Beaverdam Creek (Crabtree Creek tributary)
Location of Beaverdam Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Crabtree Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wake
City Raleigh
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of Southwest Prong and Southeast Prong of Beaverdam Creek
Raleigh, North Carolina
252 ft (77 m)
River mouth Crabtree Creek
Raleigh, North Carolina
200 ft (61 m)
Length 1.04 mi (1.67 km)
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Neuse River
Basin size 3.66 square miles (9.5 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Southwest Prong
  • Right:
    Southeast Prong
Bridges Glenwood Avenue (US 70), Scotland Street

Beaverdam Creek is a 1.04 mi (1.67 km) long tributary to Crabtree Creek in Wake County, North Carolina and is classed as a 2nd order stream on the EPA waters geoviewer site.

Course

Beaverdam Creek is formed at the confluence of the Southeast and Southwest Prongs in northwestern Raleigh, North Carolina. It then flows northeast through the Carolina Country Club to meet Crabtree Creek. About 5% of the watershed is considered to be forested.

Watershed

Beaverdam Creek drains 3.66 square miles (9.5 km2) of area. The confluence is at the border of felsic gneiss, but the stream then flows over Falls Leucogneiss. The watershed receives an average of 46.6 in/year of precipitation and has a wetness index of 390.31.

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