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Waxhaw Branch
Other name(s) Tributary to Lanes Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Union
Physical characteristics
Main source Rays Fork divide
about 5 miles southeast of Rock Rest, North Carolina
598 ft (182 m)
River mouth Lanes Creek
about 1.5 miles southeast of Allens Crossroads, North Carolina
448 ft (137 m)
Length 5.61 mi (9.03 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    8.02 cu ft/s (0.227 m3/s) at mouth with Lanes Creek
Basin features
Progression generally southeast
River system Pee Dee River
Basin size 6.66 square miles (17.2 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Snyder Store Road, Belk Mill Road, Old Pageland Marshvile Road

Waxhaw Branch is a 5.61 mi (9.03 km) long 2nd order tributary to Lanes Creek in Union County, North Carolina. This is the only stream of this name in the United States.

Course

Waxhaw Branch rises about 5 miles southeast of Rock Rest, North Carolina. Waxhaw Branch then flows generally southeast with curves to meet Lanes Creek about 1.5 miles southeast of Allens Crossroads, North Carolina.<ref name="CBTopozone">

Watershed

Waxhaw Branch drains 6.66 square miles (17.2 km2) of area, receives about 48.4 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 430.40 and is about 42% forested.

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