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Richland Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Reedy Fork
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Guilford
City Greensboro
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Richland Creek and Buffalo Creek
Greensboro, North Carolina near Jaycee Park
850 ft (260 m)
River mouth Reedy Fork
Lake Townsend
717 ft (219 m)
Length 5.29 mi (8.51 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Reedy Fork
  • Average rate:
    9.47 cu ft/s (0.268 m3/s) at mouth with Reedy Fork
Basin features
Progression north then northeast
River system Haw River
Basin size 8.27 square miles (21.4 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies Richland Lake
Lake Townsend
Bridges Guilford Courthouse National Park Road, Lawndale Drive, Bluff Run Drive, Bass Chapel Road, N Church Street

Richland Creek is a 5.29 mi (8.51 km) long 3rd order tributary to Reedy Fork in Guilford County, North Carolina.

History

Richland Creek was the scene of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in 1781.

Course

Richland Creek rises on the Buffalo Creek divide at Jaycee Park in Greensboro in Guilford County. Richland Creek then flows north through Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and then turns northeast to Richland Lake. It drains into Lake Townsend, where it meets Reedy Fork.

Watershed

Richland Creek drains 8.27 square miles (21.4 km2) of area, receives about 45.3 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 440.36 and is about 20% forested.

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