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Wolfpit Branch
Other name(s) Tributary to Swannanoa River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Buncombe
City Black Mountain
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Wolfpit Branch and Broad River
about 3 miles south of Black Mountain, North Carolina
3,640 ft (1,110 m)
River mouth Swannanoa River
Black Mountain, North Carolina
2,270 ft (690 m)
Length 2.55 mi (4.10 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    3.20 cu ft/s (0.091 m3/s) at mouth with Swannanoa River
Basin features
Progression north
River system French Broad River
Basin size 1.78 square miles (4.6 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Briar Branch
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Amphitheater Lane, Lee Hall Circle, Blue Ridge Circle, Maney Lane, I-40

Wolfpit Branch is a 2.55 mi (4.10 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Swannanoa River in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

Course

Wolfpit Branch rises about 3 miles south of Black Mountain, North Carolina in Buncombe County on the Broad River divide. Wolfpit Branch then flows north to meet the Swannanoa River at Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Watershed

Wolfpit Branch drains 1.78 square miles (4.6 km2) of area, receives about 50.0 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 275.42 and is about 91% forested.

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