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Buffalo Creek
Other name(s) Wheeling Drainage Ditch
Country United States
State Illinois
City Lake Zurich, Kildeer,
Long Grove, Arlington Heights,
Buffalo Grove, Wheeling
Physical characteristics
Main source Lake Zurich, Illinois
River mouth Des Plaines River
Wheeling, Illinois

Buffalo Creek is an 11.2-mile-long (18.0 km) tributary of the Des Plaines River. It begins in Lake Zurich, Illinois and flows mainly south-eastward through Kildeer, Long Grove, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling. In Wheeling, it is named Wheeling Drainage Ditch. It joins the Des Plaines River next to Chicago Executive Airport.

GNIS note

The GNIS database information dates from 1980 and does not reflect recent changes made to the mouth location during improvements at Chicago Executive Airport. The source location may also have shifted due to housing development in the area. The coordinates used in the information box are from Google Earth.

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