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Richland Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Deep River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Randolph
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of North and South Prong Richland Creek
about 0.25 miles northeast of Harveys Mountain
573 ft (175 m)
River mouth Deep River
about 1 mile northwest of Cheeks, North Carolina
351 ft (107 m)
Length 15.00 mi (24.14 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    73.18 cu ft/s (2.072 m3/s) at mouth with Deep River
Basin features
Progression southeast
River system Deep River
Basin size 66.06 square miles (171.1 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    North Prong
    Tantrough Branch
    Vestal Creek
    Squirrel Creek
  • Right:
    South Prong
    Panther Creek
    Bachelor Creek
Bridges Old Cox Road, Old Humble Mill Road, Fairview Farm Road, Old NC 13, Kemp Mill Road, Little Beane Store Road, Picketts Mill Road, Erect Road, Riverside Road

Richland Creek is a 15.00 mi (24.14 km) long 4th order tributary to the Deep River in Randolph County, North Carolina.

Course

Richland Creek is formed at the confluence of North and South Prong about 0.25 miles northeast of Harveys Mountain in Randolph County, North Carolina and then flows southeasterly to join the Deep River about 1 mile northwest of Cheeks, North Carolina.

Watershed

Richland Creek drains 66.06 square miles (171.1 km2) of area, receives about 47.1 in/year of precipitation, and has a wetness index of 387.93 and is about 58% forested.

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