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Crooked Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Rocky River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Union
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of North Fork and South Fork of Crooked Creek
about 0.5 miles northwest of Bentons Crossroads, North Carolina
562 ft (171 m)
River mouth Rocky River
about 7 miles northwest of New Salem, North Carolina
416 ft (127 m)
Length 13.06 mi (21.02 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    56.73 cu ft/s (1.606 m3/s) at mouth with Rocky River
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Pee Dee
Basin size 50.24 square miles (130.1 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    North Fork
  • Right:
    South Fork
    Grassy Branch
Bridges US 601, Unionville Brief Road, NC 218, Sikes Mill Road, E Brief Road

Crooked Creek is a 13.06 mi (21.02 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Rocky River in Union County, North Carolina.

Course

Crooked Creek is formed at the confluence of North and South Forks of Crooked Creek about 0.5 miles northwest of Bentons Crossroads, North Carolina. Crooked Creek then flows northeast to join the Rocky River about 7 miles northwest of New Salem.

Watershed

Crooked Creek drains 50.24 square miles (130.1 km2) of area, receives about 47.9 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 470.54, and is about 29% forested.

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