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White Oak Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to New Hope River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Chatham
Wake
City Apex
Town Cary
Physical characteristics
Main source Beaver Creek and Crabtree Creek divide
pond on the west side of Apex, North Carolina
465 ft (142 m)
River mouth New Hope River
B. Everett Jordan Lake
216 ft (66 m)
Length 12.83 mi (20.65 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    30.68 cu ft/s (0.869 m3/s) at mouth with New Hope River
Basin features
Progression generally west
River system Haw River
Basin size 27.75 square miles (71.9 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Jack Branch
    Clark Branch
  • Right:
    Bachelor Branch
    Rocky Ford Branch
    Mill Branch
Waterbodies B. Everett Jordan Lake
Bridges NC 55, I-540, Wimberly Road, NC 751, Farrington Road

White Oak Creek is a 12.83 mi (20.65 km) long 3rd order tributary to the New Hope River in North Carolina. White Oak Creek joins the New Hope River within the B. Everett Jordan Lake Reservoir.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • Whiteoak Creek

Course

White Oak Creek rises in a pond on the Beaver Creek and Crabtree Creek divide on the west side of Apex, North Carolina. White Oak Creek then flows westerly to meet New Hope River in the B. Everett Jordan Lake Reservoir in Chatham County.

Course of White Oak Creek (New Hope River tributary)
Course of White Oak Creek (New Hope River tributary)

Watershed

White Oak Creek drains 27.75 square miles (71.9 km2) of area, receives about 46.9 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 461.07, and has an average water temperature of 15.30 °C. The watershed is 52% forested.

Watershed of White Oak Creek (New Hope River tributary)
Watershed of White Oak Creek (New Hope River tributary)
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