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Cribs Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Rocky River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Anson
Physical characteristics
Main source Water Branch divide
pond about 0.5 miles southwest of Fountain Hill, North Carolina
522 ft (159 m)
River mouth Rocky River
about 5 northeast of Burnsville (Anson County), North Carolina
228 ft (69 m)
Length 4.72 mi (7.60 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    22.06 cu ft/s (0.625 m3/s) at mouth with Rocky River
Basin features
Progression northwest
River system Pee Dee
Basin size 19.49 square miles (50.5 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Lockhart Branch
    Big Branch
  • Right:
    Little Cribs Creek
Bridges Thanny Helms Road, NC 218, New Home Church Road, Cappadocia Church Road, Pork Road, Sub Station Road, NC 742, Race Track Road, Line Road, Cribs Creek Road, Rocky River Church Road, Wightman Church Road

Cribs Creek is a 4.72 mi (7.60 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Rocky River in Anson County, North Carolina. This is the only stream of this name in the United States.

Variant names

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

  • Cribbs Creek

Course

Cribs Creek rises in a pond about 0.5 miles southwest of Fountain Hill, North Carolina and then flows northwest to join the Rocky River about 5 miles northeast of Burnsville.

Watershed

Cribs Creek drains 19.49 square miles (50.5 km2) of area, receives about 48.0 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 400.15, and is about 55% forested.

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