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Big Branch (Crabtree Creek tributary) is located in North Carolina
Big Branch (Crabtree Creek tributary)
Big Branch (Crabtree Creek tributary) is located in the United States
Big Branch (Crabtree Creek tributary)
Location of Big Branch mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Crabtree Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wake
City Raleigh
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Big Branch and Mine Creek
Raleigh, North Carolina near Falls of the Neuse Road
400 ft (120 m)
River mouth Crabtree Creek
Raleigh, North Carolina
200 ft (61 m)
Length 3.59 mi (5.78 km)
Basin features
Progression south
River system Neuse River
Basin size 3.98 square miles (10.3 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Shanda Drive, Spring Forest Road, Maple Ridge Road, East Millbrook Road, Purdue Street, Compton Road, Hardimont Road, St. Albans Drive, US 1, Cheswick Drive, Six Forks Road

Big Branch is a 3.59 mi (5.78 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.


Big Branch rises in northern Raleigh, North Carolina that then flows south to meet Crabtree Creek across from Kiwanis Park. It is a developed watershed with only 7% of the watershed considered to be forested.


Big Branch drains 3.98 square miles (10.3 km2) of area. The upper part of the watershed is underlaid by Falls Leucogneiss. The middle and lower watershed is underlaid by Raleigh Gneiss geology. The watershed receives an average of 46.5 in/year of precipitation and has a wetness index of 415.15.

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