kids encyclopedia robot

Bowes Branch facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Bowes Branch
Map of Bowes Branch mouth location
Map of Bowes Branch mouth location
Map of Bowes Branch mouth location
Map of Bowes Branch mouth location
Location of Bowes Branch mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Hyco River
Country United States
State Virginia
North Carolina
County Halifax (VA)
Person (NC)
Physical characteristics
Main source unnamed tributary to Mayo Creek divide
about 1 mile northeast of Bethel Hill, North Carolina
550 ft (170 m)
River mouth Hyco River
about 2 miles east of Harmony, Virginia
328 ft (100 m)
Length 3.68 mi (5.92 km)
Basin features
Progression generally north
River system Roanoke River
Basin size 4.51 square miles (11.7 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges US 501

Bowes Branch is a 3.68 mi (5.92 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Hyco River in Halifax County, Virginia. This is the only stream of this name in the United States.

Course

Bowes Branch rises about 0.25 miles northeast of Bethel Hill, North Carolina, and then flows generally north into Halifax County, Virginia to join the Hyco River about 2 east of Harmony.

Watershed

Bowes Branch drains 4.51 square miles (11.7 km2) of area, receives about 46.0 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 368.69, and is about 73% forested.

kids search engine
Bowes Branch Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.