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Morgan Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to New Hope River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Chatham
Durham
Orange
City Chapel Hill
Carrboro
Physical characteristics
Main source Cane Creek and New Hope Creek divide
about 0.5 miles northeast of Dodsons Crossroads, North Carolina
490 ft (150 m)
River mouth New Hope River
B. Everett Jordan Lake
216 ft (66 m)
Length 21.03 mi (33.84 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    64.68 cu ft/s (1.832 m3/s) at mouth with New Hope River
Basin features
Progression generally southeast
River system Haw River
Basin size 59.67 square miles (154.5 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Meeting of the Waters
    Chapel Creek
  • Right:
    Neville Creek
    East Branch Price Creek
    Wilson Creek
    Buck Creek
    Cub Creek
Waterbodies B. Everett Jordan Lake
Bridges Dairyland Road (x3), NC 54, Jones Ferry Road, Smith Level Road, US 15, Old Farrington Road

Morgan Creek is a 21.03 mi (33.84 km) long 4th order tributary to the New Hope River in North Carolina. Morgan Creek forms the New Hope River along with New Hope Creek within the B. Everett Jordan Lake Reservoir.

Course

Morgan Creek rises in a pond on the Cane Creek and New Hope Creek divide about 0.5 miles northeast of Dodsons Crossroads, North Carolina. Morgan Creek then flows southeast to meet New Hope Creek and forms the New Hope River in the B. Everett Jordan Lake Reservoir in Chatham County.

Course of Morgan Creek (New Hope River Tributary)
Course of Morgan Creek (New Hope River tributary)

Watershed

Morgan Creek drains 59.67 square miles (154.5 km2) of area, receives about 47.5 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 433.06, and has an average water temperature of 14.91 °C. The watershed is 61% forested.

Watershed of Morgan Creek (New Hope River tributary)
Watershed of Morgan Creek (New Hope River tributary)
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