Deer Creek (Mississippi)

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Deer Creek
Deer Creek - Scott, Mississippi.jpg
Bridge of abandoned Illinois Central Railroad line across Deer Creek in Scott
Country United States
State Mississippi
Source Lake Boliver
 - location Scott, Bolivar County, Mississippi [1]

 - coordinates 33°35′56″N 91°04′50″W / 33.59889°N 91.08056°W / 33.59889; -91.08056
Mouth Yazoo River
 - location Warren County, Mississippi [1]

 - coordinates 32°32′44″N 90°47′43″W / 32.54556°N 90.79528°W / 32.54556; -90.79528Coordinates: 32°32′44″N 90°47′43″W / 32.54556°N 90.79528°W / 32.54556; -90.79528

Deer Creek (also Issaquena Creek or Lower Deer Creek) is a creek in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Its source is Lake Bolivar, in Scott, Bolivar County, Mississippi.

As Deer Creek flows south through the Mississippi Delta, it passes through the following counties: Bolivar, Washington, Sharkey, Issaquena, and Warren; and through the following communities: Metcalfe, Stoneville, Leland, Burdett, Arcola, Hollandale, Panther Burn, Nitta Yuma, Anguilla, Rolling Fork, Cary, Onward, and Valley Park.

The Deer Creek watershed is connected to the Big Sunflower River via the Rolling Fork Creek, a connection that occurs only at high water stages and can flow either way.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Deer Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Golden, Harold G. (1960). Bulletin 60-2 "Low-flow characteristics Sunflower Basin, Mississippi." Jackson: U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with Mississippi Board of Water Commissioners. p. 4.

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