Contentnea Creek

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Contentnea Creek
Tributary to Neuse River
Contentnea Creek is located in North Carolina
Contentnea Creek
Location of Contentnea Creek mouth
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesPitt
Lenoir
Greene
Wilson
Physical characteristics
SourceConfluence of Moccasin and Turkey Creeks
 ⁃ locationabout 1 miles east of Stilleys Crossroads
 ⁃ coordinates35°41′29″N 078°07′12″W / 35.69139°N 78.12000°W / 35.69139; -78.12000[2]
 ⁃ elevation136 ft (41 m)
MouthNeuse River
 ⁃ location
Grifton, North Carolina
 ⁃ coordinates
35°20′26″N 077°23′20″W / 35.34056°N 77.38889°W / 35.34056; -77.38889Coordinates: 35°20′26″N 077°23′20″W / 35.34056°N 77.38889°W / 35.34056; -77.38889[1]
 ⁃ elevation
3 ft (0.91 m)
Length91.0 mi (146.5 km)[3]
Basin size1,017.58 square miles (2,635.5 km2)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationGrifton, North Carolina
 ⁃ average1,094.14 cu ft/s (30.983 m3/s) at mouth with Neuse River[4]
Basin features
Progressioneast and southeast
River systemNeuse River
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftTurkey Branch
Mill Branch
Marsh Swamp
Little Swamp
Mill Branch
Shepard Branch
Bloomery Swamp
Toisnot Swamp
Water Branch
Beaman Run
Mill Run
Panther Swamp
Beaverdam Run
Mullet Run
Polecat Run
Little Contentnea Creek
Grinnot Slough
 ⁃ rightMoccssin Branch
Little Creek
Buckhorn Branch
Marsh Swamp
Little Swamp
Black Creek
Nahunta Swamp
Fort Branch
Tyson Marsh
Shepherd Run
Rainbow Creek
Wheat Swamp
Eagle Swamp
WaterbodiesBuckhorn Reservoir
Wiggins Mill Reservoir

Contentnea Creek is tributary of the Neuse River in North Carolina, USA. It is part of the Neuse River Basin, and flows for 91 miles between the Buckhorn Reservoir (confluence of Moccasin and Turkey Creeks), where it begins, and Grifton, North Carolina, where it flows into the Neuse River.

Contentnea Creek begins as the outflow of Buckhorn Reservoir 12 miles west of Wilson, North Carolina. from there it flows through the Wiggins Mill Reservoir on the southwest side of Wilson, past the towns of Stantonsburg and Snow Hill, and finally emptying into the Neuse River 3 miles southeast of Grifton.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GNIS Detail - Contentnea Creek". geonames.usgs.gov. US Geological Survey. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  2. ^ "GNIS Detail - Contentnea Creek". geonames.usgs.gov. US Geological Survey. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  3. ^ "ArcGIS Web Application". epa.maps.arcgis.com. US EPA. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Contentnea Creek Watershed Report". Waters Geoviewer. US EPA. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  5. ^ "GNIS Detail - Contentnea Creek". geonames.usgs.gov. US Geological Survey. Retrieved 22 July 2019.