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Sandy Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Deep River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Randolph
Guilford
City Ramseur
Physical characteristics
Main source Climax Creek divide
Pond about 1 mile east of Climax, North Carolina
805 ft (245 m)
River mouth Deep River
Ramseur, North Carolina
435 ft (133 m)
Length 19.94 mi (32.09 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    67.94 cu ft/s (1.924 m3/s) at mouth with Deep River
Basin features
Progression generally south
River system Deep River
Basin size 60.03 square miles (155.5 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Boodum Creek
    Mount Pleasant Creek
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Old Red Cross Road, Hollow Hill Road, Ramseur-Julian Road, US 421 (x2), Old Liberty Road, Ramseur-Julian Road, Kidds Mill Road, Low Bridge Road, Mulberry Academy Street, E Main Street, US 64-NC 49

Sandy Creek is a 19.94 mi (32.09 km) long 4th order tributary to the Deep River in Guilford and Randolph Counties, North Carolina. The Battle of the Mouth of Sandy Creek occurred at the mouth of this creek in July 1781.

Course

Sandy Creek rises in a pond about 1 mile east of Climax, North Carolina in Guilford County and then flows south into Randolph County to join the Deep River in Ramseur, North Carolina.

Watershed

Sandy Creek drains 60.03 square miles (155.5 km2) of area, receives about 46.8 in/year of precipitation, and has a wetness index of 393.40 and is about 48% forested.

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