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South Sauty Creek
Country United States
State Alabama
Region DeKalb County, Jackson County, Marshall County
Physical characteristics
Main source near Henagar in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States
1,600 ft (490 m)
34°38′11″N 085°43′31″W / 34.63639°N 85.72528°W / 34.63639; -85.72528
River mouth Guntersville Lake of the Tennessee River
near Langston, Alabama in Jackson County, Alabama, United States
594 ft (181 m)
34°32′35″N 086°07′17″W / 34.54306°N 86.12139°W / 34.54306; -86.12139
South Sauty Creek Elevation Profile
Elevation Profile vs River Length
Length 32.25 mi (51.90 km)
Basin features
Basin size 125.8 sq mi (326 km2)

South Sauty Creek is 32.25 miles (51.90 km) long with a drainage area of 125.8 square miles (326 km2), and is a tributary to the Tennessee River. The river rises in DeKalb County, Alabama, and flows generally southwest along Sand Mountain from its headwaters before turning generally west and flowing off of Sand Mountain, through Buck's Pocket, terminating shortly afterwards into Lake Guntersville in an area known as Morgan's Cove. South Sauty forms the Buck's Pocket canyon as the creek falls from the north side of Sand Mountain (Alabama).

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