Salt Creek (Platte River)

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Salt Creek
Salt Creek and Superior St overpass - Lincoln, NE.jpg
Salt Creek and the Superior St overpass, as seen from the Superior Street Trail, around 38th & Superior in Lincoln, NE.
Country United States
State Nebraska
Region Great Plains
Part of Platte River basin
City Lincoln
Mouth Platte River
 - location Mahoney State Park, Ashland, Saunders County, Nebraska, United States
 - elevation 1,040 ft (317 m) [1]
 - coordinates 41°02′08″N 96°18′42″W / 41.03556°N 96.31167°W / 41.03556; -96.31167Coordinates: 41°02′08″N 96°18′42″W / 41.03556°N 96.31167°W / 41.03556; -96.31167 [1]

Salt Creek is a tributary of the Platte River, located in Saunders, Cass, and Lancaster counties in southeast Nebraska. It is approximately 44.38 miles (71.42 km) in length.[1] It connects to the Platte River at Mahoney State Park in Ashland.

Among species found along Salt Creek are the critically endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle, of which fewer than 200 individuals existed in 2009.[2]

Tributaries of Salt Creek[edit]

Salt Creek has fifteen tributaries of its own: Oak Creek, Stevens Creek, Middle Creek, Antelope Creek, Elk Creek, Beal Slough, Haines Branch, Cardwell Branch, Lynn Creek, Deadman's Run, Little Salt Creek, Rock Creek, Camp Creek, Wahoo Creek, Dee Creek,.[3]

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