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Beetree Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Swannanoa River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Buncombe
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Beetree Creek and Mineral Creek
about 0.5 miles southeast of Bearpen Knob
4,520 ft (1,380 m)
River mouth Swannanoa River
about 1 mile northwest of Swannanoa, North Carolina
2,139 ft (652 m)
Length 8.05 mi (12.96 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    22.83 cu ft/s (0.646 m3/s) at mouth with Swannanoa River
Basin features
Progression south-southwest
River system French Broad River
Basin size 13.99 square miles (36.2 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Right Fork Beetree Creek
    Wolfe Branch
    Spruce Fork
  • Right:
    Bell Branch
    Left Fork Beetree Creek
    Long Branch
    Gregg Branch
Waterbodies Beetree Reservoir
Bridges Bee Tree Road (x3), Highland Ridge Road, Berkie Lane, Old Beetree Road, Warren Wilson College Road

Beetree Creek is a 8.05 mi (12.96 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Swannanoa River in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

Course

Beetree Creek rises about 0.5 miles southeast of Bearpen Knob in Buncombe County. Beetree Creek then flows south then southwest to meet the Swannanoa River about 1 mile northwest of Swannanoa, North Carolina.

Watershed

Beetree Creek drains 13.99 square miles (36.2 km2) of area, receives about 49.6 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 264.89 and is about 92% forested.

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