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Flat Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Swannanoa River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Buncombe
City Black Mountain
Montreat
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Flat Creek and Catawba River
about 0.5 miles south of Graybeard Mountain
4,600 ft (1,400 m)
River mouth Swannanoa River
Black Mountain, North Carolina
2,359 ft (719 m)
Length 5.39 mi (8.67 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    11.05 cu ft/s (0.313 m3/s) at mouth with Swannanoa River
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system French Broad River
Basin size 6.04 square miles (15.6 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Puncheon Branch
  • Right:
    Slaty Branch
    Big Piney Branch
    Piney Branch
Waterbodies Montreat Reservoir
Lake Susan
Bridges Calvin Trail, Graybeard Trail, Lookout Road, Texas Road, Shenandoah Terrace, Maryland Place, Flat Creek Road, East Street, E Cotton Avenue, Village Way, E State Street

Flat Creek is a 5.39 mi (8.67 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Swannanoa River in Buncombe County, North Carolina. It is impounded at Montreat Reservoir and Lake Susan.

Course

Flat Creek rises about 0.5 miles south of Graybeard Mountain in Buncombe County on the Catawba River divide. Flat Creek then flows southwest through Montreat to meet the Swannanoa River at Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Watershed

Flat Creek drains 6.04 square miles (15.6 km2) of area, receives about 52.4 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 261.49 and is about 79% forested.

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