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Contentnea Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Neuse River
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Pitt
Lenoir
Greene
Wilson
Cities Hookerton
Snow Hill
Stantonsburg
Wilson
Physical characteristics
Main source Confluence of Moccasin and Turkey Creeks
about 1 miles east of Stilleys Crossroads
136 ft (41 m)
River mouth Neuse River
Grifton, North Carolina
3 ft (0.91 m)
Length 91.0 mi (146.5 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    1,094.14 cu ft/s (30.983 m3/s) at mouth with Neuse River
Basin features
Progression east and southeast
River system Neuse River
Basin size 1,017.58 square miles (2,635.5 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Turkey Branch
    Mill Branch
    Marsh Swamp
    Little Swamp
    Mill Branch
    Shepard Branch
    Bloomery Swamp
    Toisnot Swamp
    Water Branch
    Beaman Run
    Mill Run
    Panther Swamp
    Beaverdam Run
    Mullet Run
    Polecat Run
    Little Contentnea Creek
    Grinnot Slough
  • Right:
    Moccssin Branch
    Little Creek
    Buckhorn Branch
    Marsh Swamp
    Little Swamp
    Black Creek
    Nahunta Swamp
    Fort Branch
    Tyson Marsh
    Shepherd Run
    Rainbow Creek
    Wheat Swamp
    Eagle Swamp
Waterbodies Buckhorn Reservoir
Wiggins Mill Reservoir

Contentnea Creek is a major tributary of the Neuse River in North Carolina, USA. It is part of the Neuse River Basin, and flows for 91 miles between the Buckhorn Reservoir (confluence of Moccasin and Turkey Creeks), where it begins, and Grifton, North Carolina, where it flows into the Neuse River.

Contentnea Creek begins as the outflow of Buckhorn Reservoir 12 miles west of Wilson, North Carolina. from there it flows through the Wiggins Mill Reservoir on the southwest side of Wilson, past the towns of Stantonsburg and Snow Hill, and finally emptying into the Neuse River 3 miles southeast of Grifton.

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