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AndyM

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Kind of a survey:

Cr or Ck or ?? What do you use, or what have you seen, as the abbreviation for "Creek"? It would be interesting to know the context, ie map produced in what country or state/province, by a local/state/national company or agency.

And of course, what is your personal preference?

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I've always used Ck, mainly to avoid confusion with "Cr" for "Crescent" (which I prefer to "Cres").

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Cr or Ck or ?? What do you use, or what have you seen, as the abbreviation for "Creek"?

And of course, what is your personal preference?


In Canada, the abbreviations Cr and Ck are relative to their language group.

Ck : Creek
Cr : Crique


This is also represented in the NRCAN abbreviation pecifications. PDF (22.77kb)

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Thanks gents. I also use Ck, but have seen quite a few maps using Cr. And thanks for the reference, Donovan, I'd never seen it before. Interesting that the French Cr stands for Crique, which means .... cove!

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Official US Postal Service abbreviation for creek is Crk.

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Interesting, I think the CSAA maps always used Cr.

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Looking quickly through various maps in my collection, I see that Canadian federal topo maps use Ck, but BC and Ontario provincial government maps (topo and geological) use Cr, as do the USA federal topo maps.

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