Big Branch (Crabtree Creek tributary) facts for kids
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Location of Big Branch mouth
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Crabtree Creek|
|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)|
|River system||Neuse River|
|Basin size||3.98 square miles (10.3 km2)|
|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 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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