kids encyclopedia robot

Birds Branch (Ararat River tributary) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Birds Branch
Map of Birds Branch mouth location
Map of Birds Branch mouth location
Map of Birds Branch mouth location
Map of Birds Branch mouth location
Location of Birds Branch mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Ararat River
Country United States
State Virginia
County Patrick
Physical characteristics
Main source divide of tributary to Reed Island Creek
about 1.5 miles west of Groundhog Mountain peak
2,600 ft (790 m)
River mouth Ararat River
about 1 mile west of Ararat, Virginia
1,240 ft (380 m)
Length 3.06 mi (4.92 km)
Basin features
Progression south
River system Yadkin River
Basin size 2.00 square miles (5.2 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    Dry Run
Bridges Doe Run Road, Marigold Lane

Birds Branch is a 3.06 mi (4.92 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Ararat River in Patrick County, Virginia.

Course

Birds Branch rises on the divide of a tributary to Reed Island Creek about 1.5 miles west of the peak of Groundhog Mountain in Patrick County. Birds Branch then flows south to join the Ararat River about 1 mile west of Ararat, Virginia.

Watershed

Birds Branch drains 2.00 square miles (5.2 km2) of area, receives about 52.0 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 326.70, and is about 62% forested.

kids search engine
Birds Branch (Ararat River tributary) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.