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Big Buffalo Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Deep River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Lee
City Sanford
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of Skunk Creek and Persimmon Creek
Sanford, North Carolina
285 ft (87 m)
River mouth Deep River
about 0.25 miles southeast of Cumnock, North Carolina
205 ft (62 m)
Length 7.48 mi (12.04 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    23.35 cu ft/s (0.661 m3/s) at mouth with Deep River
Basin features
Progression generally northwest
River system Deep River
Basin size 20.28 square miles (52.5 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Persimmon Creek
    Purgatory Branch
  • Right:
    Skunk Creek
Bridges US1-US15, Carbonton Road, Old Carbonton Road, Spring Lane, US 421, McNeill Road, US 421, Cotten Road

Big Buffalo Creek is a 20.28 mi (32.64 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Deep River in Lee County, North Carolina.

Course

Big Buffalo Creek is formed at the confluence of Skunk Creek and Persimmon Creek in Sanford, North Carolina and then flows northwest to the Deep River about 0.25 miles southeast of Cumnock, North Carolina.

Watershed

Big Buffalo Creek drains 20.28 square miles (52.5 km2) of area, receives about 47.7 in/year of precipitation, and has a wetness index of 418.37 and is about 42% forested.

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