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Benaja Creek
Map of Banaja Creek mouth location
Map of Banaja Creek mouth location
Map of Banaja Creek mouth location
Map of Banaja Creek mouth location
Location of Benaja Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Haw River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Rockingham
Guilford
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Benaja Creek and Haw River
about 3 miles north of Browns Summit, North Carolina
780 ft (240 m)
River mouth Haw River
about 5 miles south of Reidsville, North Carolina
675 ft (206 m)
Length 3.73 mi (6.00 km)
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Haw River
Basin size 10.58 square miles (27.4 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies unnamed waterbodies
Bridges Benaja Road

Benaja Creek is a 3.73 mi (6.00 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Haw River, in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as Benjar Creek.

Course

Benaja Creek rises on the divide between Benaja Creek and Haw River about 3 miles north of Browns Summit in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Benaja Creek then flows southeast barely into Guilford County before turning northeast back into Rockingham County to meet the Haw River about 5 miles south of Reidsville, North Carolina.

Watershed

Benaja Creek drains 10.58 square miles (27.4 km2) of area, receives about 46.1 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 421.17 and is about 33% forested.

Natural History

The Rockingham County Natural Heritage Inventory recognized one location in the Benaja Creek watershed, Benaja Alluvial Forest. Benaja Alluvial Forest is a county significant floodplain/alluvial forest that is part of a larger wetland system. Skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) and overcup oak (Quercus lyrata) are present in this forest.

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