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Spencer Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Uwharrie River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Montgomery
Physical characteristics
Main source Dumas Creek divide
about 4 miles northwest of Lovejoy, North Carolina
760 ft (230 m)
River mouth Uwharrie River
about 1 miles northwest of Uwharrie, North Carolina
305 ft (93 m)
Length 5.73 mi (9.22 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    9.37 cu ft/s (0.265 m3/s) at mouth with Uwharrie River
Basin features
Progression southwest then northwest
River system Pee Dee
Basin size 24.09 square miles (62.4 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Sand Branch
    Cattail Branch
Bridges Ophir Road

Spencer Creek is a 5.73 mi (9.22 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Uwharrie River, in Montgomery County, North Carolina.

Course

Spencer Creek rises on the Dumas Creek divide about 4 miles northwest of Lovejoy in Montgomery County, North Carolina. Spencer Creek then flows southwest and curves northwest to meet the Uwharrie River about 1 mile north of Uwharrie.

Watershed

Spencer Creek drains 7.78 square miles (20.2 km2) of area, receives about 47.8 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 347.87 and is about 88% forested.

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