Despite cleanup efforts, groundwater springs contaminated with PCBs still flow into Stout's creek.
The scratches found on his body indicated he had either fallen while running, or while scrambling down toward the creek.
Anita Hill, for example, is part creek, but the narrative about her is entirely about African-American origin.
The site became a Superfund in 1983 and since then some of the largest sources of contamination to the creek have been identified.
Not good for residents near Stout's creek, which is contaminated with PCBs.
By the time the creek was reached, he was in evident distress and sorely pressed.
It was stretched across a creek, so that the rice could be dropped into a boat under it.
I urged my mount to full speed up the creek bottom, taking chances of his falling into a hole.
Launching out into the current, the raft was borne with its flow towards the creek.
It was a very plain envelope and quite unaccountably it was postmarked from the station near the mouth of Shoulder-blade creek.
mid-15c., creke "narrow inlet in a coastline," altered from kryk (early 13c.; in place names from 12c.), probably from Old Norse kriki "corner, nook," perhaps influenced by Anglo-French crique, itself from a Scandinavian source via Norman. Perhaps ultimately related to crook and with an original notion of "full of bends and turns" (cf. dialectal Swedish krik "corner, bend; creek, cove").
Extended to "inlet or short arm of a river" by 1570s, which probably led to use for "small stream, brook" in American English (1620s). Also used there and in Canada, Australia, New Zealand for "branch of a main river," possibly from explorers moving up main rivers and seeing and noting mouths of tributaries without knowing they often were extensive rivers of their own. Slang phrase up the creek "in trouble," often especially "pregnant," first recorded 1941, perhaps originally armed forces slang for "lost while on patrol."
Indian tribe or confederation, 1725, named for creek, the geographical feature, and abbreviated from Ochese Creek Indians, from the place in Georgia where English first encountered them. Native name is Muskogee, a word of uncertain origin.