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Horse Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Drowning Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Moore
Village Pinehurst
Physical characteristics
Main source Joes Fork divide
about 0.25 miles southwest of Pinehurst, North Carolina
480 ft (150 m)
River mouth Drowning Creek
about 2 miles southwest of Addor, North Carolina
279 ft (85 m)
Length 10.08 mi (16.22 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    50.24 cu ft/s (1.423 m3/s) at mouth with Drowning Creek
Basin features
Progression generally south
River system Lumber River
Basin size 43.51 square miles (112.7 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    Deep Creek
Waterbodies Pinehurst Lake
Bridges Burning Tree Road, Diamond Head Drive S, Linden Road, Roseland Road

Horse Creek is a 10.08 mi (16.22 km) long 3rd order tributary to Drowning Creek (Lumber River), in Moore County, North Carolina. The water of Horse Creek is classed as WS-II and HQW (High-Quality Water).

Course

Horse Creek rises on Joes Fork divide about 0.25 miles southwest of Pinehurst in Moore County, North Carolina. Horse Creek then takes a southerly course through numerous swamps to meet Drowning Creek about 2 miles southwest of Addor.

Watershed

Horse Creek drains 43.51 square miles (112.7 km2) of area, receives about 49.2 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 466.77 and is about 37% forested.

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