White Breast Creek
|White Breast Creek|
|Districts||Marion County, Iowa, Clarke County, Iowa, Lucas County, Iowa, Warren County, Iowa|
|Mouth||Des Moines River|
|- elevation||725 ft (221 m)|
Mouth of White Breast Creek (United States Environmental Protection Agency)
|U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: White Breast Creek|
White Breast Creek is an important tributary of the Des Moines River in Iowa. It flows 91.3 miles (146.9 km) from southwest to northeast, rising in Ward Township in Union County, near Osceola, and flowing in an easterly then a northeasterly direction, to its mouth with the Des Moines River at Lake Red Rock.
Brush Creek enters as a right bank tributary south of Lucas, in the Lucas Unit of the Stephens State Forest Wildlife Management Area, in Jackson Township of Lucas County. Indian Creek (White Breast Creek) joins in Liberty Township, also on the left bank.
The next three left bank tributaries are Barker Creek (White Breast Creek), a short stream confined to Liberty Township in Lucas County; Stoney Creek (White Breast Creek) then Cotton Creek (White Breast Creek) join White Breast Creek near Lacona.
Wolf Creek (White Breast Creek) and its tributary, Flank Creek (White Breast Creek) enter on the left bank in Dallas Township, a few miles west of Dallas. A few miles north of Dallas, the creek has a significant floodplain, regularly subject to inundation.
Hawk Run (White Breast Creek) is the last significant tributary, entering near Lake Red Rock on the left bank.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 26, 2011