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Moccasin Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Uwharrie River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Montgomery
Physical characteristics
Main source Dutch John Creek divide
about 1.5 miles west of Daniel Mountain
548 ft (167 m)
River mouth Uwharrie River
about 1 mile northeast of Daniel Mountain
318 ft (97 m)
Length 3.77 mi (6.07 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    10.92 cu ft/s (0.309 m3/s) at mouth with Uwharrie River
Basin features
Progression northeast then curving south
River system Pee Dee River
Basin size 9.11 square miles (23.6 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    West Branch
    McLeans Creek
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Dutch John Road, Moccasin Creek Road, McLeans Creek Road, Moccasin Creek Road

Moccasin Creek is a 3.77 mi (6.07 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Uwharrie River in Montgomery County, North Carolina.

Course

Moccasin Creek rises on the Dutch John Creek divide in Montgomery County about 1.5 miles west of Daniel Mountain. Moccasin Creek then follows a semi-circular path going northeast then curving south to join the Uwharrie River about 1 mile northeast of Daniel Mountain.

Watershed

Moccasin Creek drains 9.11 square miles (23.6 km2) of area, receives about 47.9 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 314.07 and is about 88% forested.

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