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Reedy Creek
Reedy Creek (Crabtree Creek tributary) is located in North Carolina
Reedy Creek (Crabtree Creek tributary)
Reedy Creek (Crabtree Creek tributary) is located in the United States
Reedy Creek (Crabtree Creek tributary)
Location of Reedy Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Crabtree Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wake
City Raleigh
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Reedy Creek and Walnut Creek
near the WPTF towers in Cary, North Carolina
460 ft (140 m)
35°47′40″N 078°45′44″W / 35.79444°N 78.76222°W / 35.79444; -78.76222
River mouth Crabtree Creek
William B. Umstead State Park, about 1 mile west of Raleigh, North Carolina
243 ft (74 m)
35°50′27″N 078°44′36″W / 35.84083°N 78.74333°W / 35.84083; -78.74333
Length 4.50 mi (7.24 km)
Basin features
Progression north
River system Neuse River
Basin size 4.44 square miles (11.5 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies Reedy Creek Lake

Reedy Creek is a 4.50 mi (7.24 km) long 2nd order tributary to Crabtree Creek in Wake County, North Carolina.


Reedy Creek rises near the WPTF radio towers then flows north into William B. Umstead State Park where it meets Crabtree Creek. The watershed is about 50% forested.


Reedy Creek drains 4.44 square miles (11.5 km2) of area and is underlaid by the Raleigh terrane geologic formation. The watershed receives an average of 46.1 in/year of precipitation and has a wetness index of 386.39.

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