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Rockfish Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Cape Fear River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cumberland
Hoke
Moore
City Hope Mills
Raeford
Southern Pines
Physical characteristics
Main source Aberdeen Creek divide
about 2 miles northeast of Aberdeen, North Carolina
440 ft (130 m)
River mouth Cape Fear River
about 3 miles southeast of Fayetteville, North Carolina
41 ft (12 m)
Length 47.40 mi (76.28 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    324.92 cu ft/s (9.201 m3/s) at mouth with Cape Fear River
Basin features
Progression southeast and east
River system Cape Fear River
Basin size 309.41 square miles (801.4 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Piney Bottom Creek
    Calf Branch
    Juniper Creek
    Nicholson Creek
    Beaver Creek
    Gully Branch
    Stewarts Branch
    Little Rockfish Creek
    Big Sandy Run
  • Right:
    Wolf Creek
    Gum Branch
    Field Branch
    Cabin Branch
    Mill Creek
    Peddlers Branch
Waterbodies Upchurches Pond
Bridges Fort Bragg Road, King Road, numerous unnamed roads in Fort Bragg, Plank Road, N Vass Road, US 401-Bypass, US 401-Business, Golf Course Road, Rockfish Road, NC 59, Calico Street, I-95, Research Drive, I-95, NC 87

Rockfish Creek is a 47.40 mi (76.28 km) long 5th order tributary to the Cape Fear River in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

Course

Rockfish Creek rises about 2 miles northeast of Aberdeen, North Carolina in Moore County. The creek then flows southeast to Hoke County and Fort Bragg and then east into Cumberland County to join the Cape Fear River about 3 miles southeast of Fayetteville.

Watershed

Rockfish Creek drains 309.41 square miles (801.4 km2) of area, receives about 47.8 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 495.45 and is about 30% forested.

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