Walnut Creek (Neuse River tributary)
Tributary to Neuse River
|Source||divide between Walnut Creek and Crabtree Creek|
|⁃ location||Cary, North Carolina|
|⁃ elevation||485 ft (148 m)|
|Raleigh, North Carolina|
|151 ft (46 m)|
|Length||17.93 mi (28.86 km)|
|Basin size||45.98 square miles (119.1 km2)|
|⁃ location||Neuse River|
|⁃ average||49.58 cu ft/s (1.404 m3/s) at mouth with Neuse River|
|River system||Neuse River|
|⁃ left||Simmons Branch|
|⁃ right||Wildcat Branch|
- Wall-nut Tree Creek
Walnut Creek rises in a pond in Cary, North Carolina in Wake County and then flows east to meet through Cary and Raleigh to join the Neuse River. Walnut Creek drains most of the southern areas of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Walnut Creek drains 45.98 square miles (119.1 km2) of area and is underlaid by a number of geologic formations on its course east. These include the Carolina terrane, Crabtree terrane, Falls Leucogneiss, Raleigh terrane, and the Rolesville Batholith. The watershed receives about 46.8 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 429.16 and is about 22% forested.
- "GNIS Detail - Walnut Creek". geonames.usgs.gov. US Geological Survey. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
- "Walnut Creek Topo Map, Wake County NC (Raleigh East Area)". TopoZone. Locality, LLC. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
- "ArcGIS Web Application". epa.maps.arcgis.com. US EPA. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
- "Walnut Creek Watershed Report". Waters Geoviewer. US EPA. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
- "Generalized Bedrock Geologic Map of Wake County, North Carolina" (PDF). County of Wake. Wake County, North Carolina. Retrieved 27 September 2019.