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Tick Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Rocky River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Chatham
Physical characteristics
Main source Loves Creek divide
Pond about 4 miles south of Siler City, North Carolina
665 ft (203 m)
River mouth Rocky River
about 5 miles southeast of Siler City, North Carolina
398 ft (121 m)
Length 12.20 mi (19.63 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    21.52 cu ft/s (0.609 m3/s) at mouth with Rocky River
Basin features
Progression south and northeast
River system Deep River
Basin size 21.73 square miles (56.3 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Evans Creek
    Welsh Branch
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Oakley Church Road, Pear Drive, Joe Brown Road, Siler City-Glendon Road, Petty Road, Tick Creek Preserve Lane, Old US 421, US 421, Ike Brooks Road, Rives Chapel Church Road, Tommy Moody Drive

Tick Creek is a 12.20 mi (19.63 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Rocky River in Chatham County, North Carolina.

Course

Tick Creek rises in a pond on the Love Creek divide about 4 miles south of Siler City, North Carolina in Chatham County and then flows south and makes a curve to the northeast to join the Rocky River about 5 miles southeast of Siler City.

Watershed

Tick Creek drains 21.73 square miles (56.3 km2) of area, receives about 47.7 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 411.49 and is about 55% forested.

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