Benaja Creek (Haw River tributary)

Benaja Creek (Haw River tributary) is located in North Carolina

Benaja Creek is a 3.73 mi (6.00 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Haw River, in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as Benjar Creek.[1]


Benaja Creek rises on the divide between Benaja Creek and Haw River about 3 miles north of Browns Summit in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Benaja Creek then flows southeast barely into Guilford County before turning northeast back into Rockingham County to meet the Haw River about 5 miles south of Reidsville, North Carolina.[2]


Benaja Creek drains 10.58 square miles (27.4 km2) of area, receives about 46.1 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 421.17 and is about 33% forested.[4]

Natural History

The Rockingham County Natural Heritage Inventory recognized one location in the Benaja Creek watershed, Benaja Alluvial Forest. Benaja Alluvial Forest is a county significant floodplain/alluvial forest that is part of a larger wetland system. Skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) and overcup oak (Quercus lyrata) are present in this forest.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "GNIS Detail - Benaja Creek". US Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Benaja Creek Topo Map, Rockingham County NC (Reidsville Area)". TopoZone. Locality, LLC. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  3. ^ "ArcGIS Web Application". US EPA. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Benaja Creek Watershed Report". Waters Geoviewer. US EPA. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  5. ^ Coomans, R.J.; Bates, Ramona C. "Rockingham County natural heritage inventory :: State Publications". NC Natural Heritage Program. Retrieved 8 October 2019.

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