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Buck Creek (Delaware River) approaching a Dam in Yardley Pennsylvania, May 2020.jpg
Buck Creek (Delaware River) approaching a Dam in Yardley Pennsylvania, May 2020
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pushpin map showing location of Buck Creek
Buck Creek
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Lower Makefield
Borough Yardley
Physical characteristics
Main source 110 feet (34 m)
River mouth 33 feet (10 m)
Length 1.9 miles (3.1 km)
Basin features
Progression Buck Creek → Delaware RiverDelaware Bay
River system Delaware River
Basin size 6.99 square miles (18.1 km2)
Tributaries
Bridges Mirror Lake Road
Pennsylvania Route 332 (Yardley Newtown Road)
North Main Street
Pennsylvania Canal (Delaware Division)
Pennsylvania Route 32 (North Delaware Avenue, River Road)

Buck Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River, rising in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and meeting its confluence at the Delaware River's 138.00 river mile.

Statistics

Buck Creek was entered into the Geographic Names Information System of the U.S. Geological Survey on 2 August 1979 as identification number 1170509, U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey I.D. is 02944.

Course

Mirror Lake Road passes between two small unnamed lakes at an elevation of 110 feet (34 m), the head waters of Buck Creek. The creek runs easterly for about 0.25 miles (0.40 km) then turns northerly for about 0.5 miles (0.80 km), then slowly curves to the east receiving a unnamed tributary from the left, entering Yardley Borough, receiving Brock Creek from the right, then meeting with the Delaware River at its 138 river mile at an elevation of 33 feet (10 m), resulting in an average slope of 40.52 feet per mile (7.674 m/km).

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Crossings and Bridges

Crossing NBI Number Length Lanes Spans Material/Design Built Reconstructed Latitude Longitude
Mirror Lake Road - - - - - - - - -
Pennsylvania Route 332 (Yardley Newtown Road) - - - - - - - - -
Schultz Lane - - - - - - - - -
North Main Street 7313 20 metres (66 ft) 2 2 continuous concrete stringer/multi-beam or girder 1931 - 40°14'38.9"N 74°50'29"W
Pennsylvania Canal (Delaware Division) - - - - - - - - -
Pennsylvania Route 32 (North Delaware Avenue, River Road) 6784 21 metres (69 ft) 2 1 steel stringer/multi-beam or girder 1932 1980 40°14'42.5"N 74°50'12.7"W
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