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Marsh Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Crabtree Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wake
City Raleigh
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Marsh Creek and Perry Creek
Raleigh, North Carolina in Northridge Country Club
408 ft (124 m)
River mouth Crabtree Creek
east side of Raleigh, North Carolina
174 ft (53 m)
Length 6.21 mi (9.99 km)
  • Average rate:
    13.24 cu ft/s (0.375 m3/s) at mouth with Crabtree Creek
Basin features
Progression southeast
River system Neuse River
Basin size 9.58 square miles (24.8 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Spring Forest Road, Volant Drive, Falls Church Road, Quail Ridge Road, Hodge Creek Drive, Old Wake Forest Road, Atlantic Avenue, East Millbrook Road, New Hope Church Road, Ingram Drive, US 1, Stoney Brook Drive, North Raleigh Boulevard, Timberlake Drive, I-440, Yonkers Road

Marsh Creek is a 6.21 mi (9.99 km) long tributary to Crabtree Creek in Wake County, North Carolina and is classed as a 2nd order stream on the EPA waters geoviewer site.


Marsh Creek rises in northeastern Raleigh then flows southeast through the eastern parts Raleigh, NC to meet Crabtree Creek near the US 64 and I-440 interchange. About 6% of the watershed is forested and most of the watershed is developed.


Marsh Creek drains 9.58 square miles (24.8 km2) of area that is underlaid by Raleigh Gneiss geology. The watershed receives an average of 46.6 in/year of precipitation and has a wetness index of 451.60.

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