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Haw Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Haw River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Alamance
Orange
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Haw Creek and Mill Creek
Pond about 0.5 miles southeast of Mebane, North Carolina
690 ft (210 m)
River mouth Haw River
about 3 miles south of Swepsonville, North Carolina
453 ft (138 m)
Length 12.84 mi (20.66 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Haw River
  • Average rate:
    32.14 cu ft/s (0.910 m3/s) at mouth with Haw River
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Haw River
Basin size 28.43 square miles (73.6 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges I-85/40, West Ten Road, Bowman Road, Mebane Oaks Road, Jones Road, South Jim Minor Road, NC 54, Wormranch Road, Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road

Haw Creek is a 12.84 mi (20.66 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Haw River, in Alamance County, North Carolina.

Variant names

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

  • Jumping Run

Course

Haw Creek rises in a pond about 0.5 miles southeast of Mebane in Orange County, North Carolina and then flows southwest into Alamance County to the Haw River about 3 miles south of Swepsonville, North Carolina.

Watershed

Haw Creek drains 28.43 square miles (73.6 km2) of area, receives about 46.3 in/year of precipitation, and has a wetness index of 427.99 and is about 49% forested.

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