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Big Branch
Other name(s) Tributary to Haw River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Alamance
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Big Branch and Lick Creek
about 2 miles west-northwest of Mandale, North Carolina
550 ft (170 m)
River mouth Haw River
about 1.5 miles northeast of Mandale, North Carolina
390 ft (120 m)
Length 2.78 mi (4.47 km)
  • Location:
    Haw River
  • Average rate:
    3.97 cu ft/s (0.112 m3/s) at mouth with Haw River
Basin features
Progression generally east
River system Haw River
Basin size 3.10 square miles (8.0 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges NC 87, Mandale Road, Perry Road

Big Branch is a 2.78 mi (4.47 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Haw River, in Alamance County, North Carolina.


Big Branch rises west-northwest of Mandale in Alamance County, North Carolina and then flows east to the Haw River about 1.5 miles northeast of Mandale.


Big Branch drains 3.10 square miles (8.0 km2) of area, receives about 47.1 in/year of precipitation, and has a wetness index of 426.73 and is about 47% forested.

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