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Watersheds Bryant Creek Tributaries Rippee Creek

location map Rippee Creek  

Click for big mapLocation
The small watershed of Rippee Creek is southeast of Ava. Water runs north off Hilo Ridge (Highway N); east off Highway 5 around Squires; and south off Highways P and 14. 

Communities
Sweden on Highway 14; Girdner on Highway P; Squires on Highway 5. 

Roads
County roads run along the upper half of the creek. There is a gravel crossing at the mid-point, and P Highway crosses Rippee at Girdner. 

Watershed Size: About 18 square miles. 

Click for topo mapTopography
Elevation varies from 1,360 feet above sea level on Hilo Ridge to 800 feet at the confluence with Bryant Creek. Maximum relief is 560 feet. 

Stream Flow
Rippee Creek flows perennially from near Girdner for about 7 miles. 

Bryant Flow Contributor Rank
Rippee Creek is the fourth largest tributary of the Bryant. 

Landscape & Special Features
Much of the watershed has steep slopes with moderate slopes at the head of the watershed near Squires. There are large areas of pasture on the broad ridges near the mid-point, above Girdner, and along the creek valley. Much of the rest of the watershed is wooded. Rippee Conservation Area includes 418 acres of public land along Bryant Creek at the mouth of Rippee Creek. 

Topographic Maps
Wasola and Rockbridge. 

School Districts
Ava, and a small bit of Skyline. 

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