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Buffalo Creek
Map of Buffalo Creek mouth location
Map of Buffalo Creek mouth location
Map of Buffalo Creek mouth location
Map of Buffalo Creek mouth location
Location of Buffalo Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Reedy Fork
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Guilford
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of South Buffalo and North Buffalo Creeks
about 2 miles north of McLeansville, North Carolina
660 ft (200 m)
River mouth Reedy Fork
about 6 miles south of Osceola, North Carolina
618 ft (188 m)
Length 8.31 mi (13.37 km)
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Haw River
Basin size 100.58 square miles (260.5 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    Blackwood Creek
Bridges McLeansville Road, High Rock Road, Huffline Mill Road

Buffalo Creek is a 8.31 mi (13.37 km) long 4th order tributary to Reedy Fork in Guilford County, North Carolina.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • South Buffalo Creek

Course

Buffalo Creek is formed at the confluence of South and North Buffalo Creeks in Guilford County about 2 miles north of McLeansville, North Carolina. Buffalo Creek then flows northeast to meet Reedy Fork about 6 miles south of Osceola.

Watershed

Buffalo Creek drains 100.58 square miles (260.5 km2) of area, receives about 45.5 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 439.98 and is about 19% forested.

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