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Hewletts Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Intracoastal Waterway
Country United States
State North Carolina
County New Hanover County
Physical characteristics
Main source Cape Fear River divide
Wilmington, North Carolina
32 ft (9.8 m)
River mouth Intracoastal Waterway
Masonboro, North Carolina
0 ft (0 m)
Length 4.69 mi (7.55 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    18.37 cu ft/s (0.520 m3/s) at mouth with Intracoastal Waterway
Basin features
Progression east and southeast
River system Atlantic Ocean
Basin size 11.09 square miles (28.7 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Robert E. Lee Drive, NC 132, Holly Tree Road, Cascade Road, Pine Grove Drive

Hewletts Creek is a stream in New Hanover County, North Carolina, in the United States. It is the only stream of its name in the United States.

Hewletts Creek was named for a family of settlers.

Variant names

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

  • Hewlet Creek
  • Hewlets Creek

Course

Hewletts Creek rises on the Cape Fear River divide in Pine Valley Country Club of Wilmington, North Carolina and then flows east and southeast to the Intracoastal Waterway in Masonboro, North Carolina.

Watershed

Hewletts Creek drains 11.08 square miles (28.7 km2) of area, receives about 57.9 in/year of precipitation, and has a wetness index of 586.63 and is about 11% forested.

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