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Lick Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Cape Fear River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Lee
City Sanford
Physical characteristics
Main source Carrs Creek divide
east side of Sanford, North Carolina
430 ft (130 m)
River mouth Cape Fear River
about 0.5 miles southwest of Brickhaven, North Carolina
152 ft (46 m)
Length 10.91 mi (17.56 km)
Discharge
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Cape Fear River
Basin size 48.45 square miles (125.5 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Wallace Branch
    Hughes Creek
  • Right:
    Little Lick Creek
    Stony Creek
Bridges US 421, Pumping Station Road, San Lee Drive, Lick Creek Road, Lower River Road

Lick Creek is a 10.91 mi (17.56 km) long 4th order tributary to the Cape Fear River in Lee County, North Carolina.

Course

Lick Creek rises in a pond on the east side of Sanford, North Carolina and then flows northeasterly to join the Cape Fear River about 0.5 miles southwest of Brickhaven, North Carolina.

Watershed

Lick Creek drains 48.45 square miles (125.5 km2) of area, receives about 47.6 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 416.65 and is about 63% forested.

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