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Rays Fork
Other name(s) Tributary to Richardson Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Union
City Wingate
Physical characteristics
Main source Flag Branch divide
pond about 3 miles southeast of Rock Rest, North Carolina
652 ft (199 m)
River mouth Richardson Creek
about 1 mile northeast of Monroe, North Carolina
445 ft (136 m)
Length 7.83 mi (12.60 km)
Discharge
Basin features
Progression northeast then northwest
River system Pee Dee
Basin size 14.64 square miles (37.9 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Middle Fork Rays Fork
    Flag Branch
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Old Pageland Monroe Road, Nash Road, White Store Road, Nash Road, Old Monroe Marshville Road, Witmore Road, Preston Road, US 74, Monroe Ansonville Road, US 74

Rays Fork is a 7.83 mi (12.60 km) long 3rd order tributary to Richardson Creek in Union County, North Carolina.

Course

Rays Fork rises in a pond about 3 miles southeast of Rock Rest and then flows northeast and curves northwest to join Richardson Creek about 1 mile northeast of Monroe, North Carolina.

Watershed

Rays Fork Creek drains 14.64 square miles (37.9 km2) of area, receives about 48.6 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 433.74, and is about 38% forested.

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