Category archives for aligned drainage

Crum Creek-Darby Creek drainage divide area near Newtown Square, Delaware County, PA

Crum Creek and Darby Creek both originate in the same region near Paoli and Berwyn just south of the Chester Valley south rim and diverge slightly before flowing in southeast and south-southeast directions to join the southwest oriented Delaware River at almost the same location. Both streams are joined by northeast oriented barbed tributaries from […]

Barbed tributaries and aligned drainage near Cheney, PA

Cheney, PA is located in an east oriented East Branch Chester Creek valley segment and is located a short distance downstream from the confluence of south-southeast oriented East Branch Chester Creek with southeast oriented Goose Creek and a short distance upstream from where the East Branch Chester Creek turns to flow again in a south-southeast […]

Crum Creek-Darby Creek drainage divide area near Newtown Square, PA

Darby Creek flows in a southeast direction from near Berwyn and Daylesford, PA to southwest Philadelphia where it turns to flow in a southwest direction to join the southwest oriented Delaware River. Crum Creek headwaters are located just west of the Darby Creek headwaters near Paoli and Crum Creek flows in a south-southeast direction to […]

Ridley Creek-Chester Creek drainage divide area located west of Media, Chester County, PA

Ridley Creek flows in a south-southeast direction along the west edge of Media and eventually reaches the southwest oriented Delaware River while Chester Creek flows in a southeast direction approximately 3 kilometers to the west and independently reaches the Delaware River. In addition to being two closely spaced and roughly parallel southeast oriented Delaware River […]

Barbed tributaries and aligned drainage near Media, Delaware County, PA

Media (Delaware County, PA) is located on the relatively narrow drainage divide between south oriented Crum Creek and south-southeast oriented Ridley Creek. Northeast oriented and barbed tributaries drain to Crum Creek and to Ridley Creek from the west and tributaries to both creeks from the east are oriented in southwest directions. The northeast and southeast […]

Aquetong Creek-Lahaska Creek Drainage Divide area, Solebury Township, Bucks County

Northeast oriented Aquetong Creek headwaters originate north and east of Lahaska, Pa area and eventually reach the south oriented Delaware River while south and south-southwest oriented Lahaska Creek flows just west and south of Lahaska to reach Mill Creek and then Neshaminy Creek, which eventually flows to a southwest oriented Delaware River segment. Through valleys […]

Delaware River Elbows of Capture Between Bulls Island and Hendrick Island

The Delaware River flows in a south and southeast direction to Bulls Island and then turns to flow in an east-northeast direction for approximately one mile to Hendrick Island before turning to again flow in a southeast and south direction. Delaware River tributaries from the northeast are aligned in a southwest direction while tributaries from […]

Aligned drainage and barbed tributaries in the Delaware River Valley near New Hope, PA

Aligned and barbed tributaries are commonly found along south and southeast oriented Delaware River valley segments marking the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border. One such region is the New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ region where the Delaware River flows in a southeast and south direction as seen in figure 1. Most tributaries from the […]

Tacony Creek Cheltenham Elbow of Capture

Tacony Creek (known also as Tookany Creek further upstream and as Frankford Creek further downstream) flows in roughly a southeast direction from Elkins Park to between Cheltenham and Ashmead Village and then turns abruptly to flow in a southwest direction between Ashmead Village and Lawndale. This abrupt change of direction is here named the Cheltenham […]

Schuylkill River Gorge

The Schuylkill River Gorge, as defined here, extends in a southeast direction for about eight miles from Spring Mill (east of Consohocken) to the Roosevelt Avenue Bridge Elbow of Capture in the City of Philadelphia. While longer than the seven-mile long Wissahickon Creek Gorge the Schuylkill River Gorge is much wider and unlike the Wissahickon […]

Aligned drainage and Pennypack Creek barbed tributaries near Fox Chase

Pennypack Creek as seen in figure 1 flows in a southeast direction from location 1 to location 2 with two noticeable northeast oriented turns and two noticeable southwest oriented segments. Tributaries from the east identified by locations 3, 4, 5, and 6 all flow in southwest directions to join south oriented Pennypack Creek segments at […]

Schuylkill River Spring Mill Elbow of Capture

The Schuylkill River flows in a south direction from Norristown to West Conshohocken where it turns to flow in an east-northeast direction to Spring Mill and then┬áturns abruptly to flow in a southeast direction through the eight-mile long Schuylkill Gorge carved in erosion resistant metamorphic and igneous rocks. The gorge southeast end is in the […]

Ambler Area Aligned Drainage, Barbed Tributaries, and Water Gaps

Wissahickon Creek flows through the Ambler region in a southeast direction before making a turn to flow in a southwest and then south direction through its Fort Washington Water Gap located between Militia Hill and Fort Hill. In the Amber region southeast oriented Wisahickon Creek is joined by southwest oriented tributaries from the east and […]

North Wales Area Aligned Drainage, Elbow of Capture, and Water Gap

Wissahickon Creek flows in a southwest and south-southwest direction as it travels from its headwaters to just west of North Wales and then turns to flow in a south-southwest and south-southeast direction to pass through the first of several water gaps encountered on its journey to reach the southeast oriented Schuylkill River. South of the […]

Aligned Drainage, Barbed Tributaries, Through Valleys and Water Gaps in the Stony Creek Headwaters Area

Stony Creek flows in a southwest and south direction in Montgomery County to join the southeast oriented Schuylkill River at Norristown. Southwest oriented Stony Creek headwaters and headwaters tributaries are linked by shallow through valleys with the south oriented Wissahickon Creek valley to the east. Other Stony Creek tributaries flow in south, southwest, and northeast […]

Wissahickon Gorge and Schuylkill Gorge barbed tributaries

Wissahickon Creek after flowing for approximately six miles in a south-southeast direction through the Wissahickon Gorge turns to flow in an east direction where it is joined by southwest oriented Monoshone Creek. But, instead of continuing in a south-southeast or east direction Wissahickon Creek makes an abrupt turn to flow in a southwest direction along […]

Southwest Oriented Wissahickon Creek Headwaters

Wissahickon Creek originates near Lansdale at an elevation of approximately 400 feet and its headwaters flow in a southwest direction for a distance of approximately 4 miles before reaching an elevation of about 300 feet where the stream turns to flow in a southeast direction through its first water gap. Wissahickon Creek headwaters are bounded […]

Chalfont Elbow of Capture

Southwest oriented North Branch Neshaminy Creek and southwest oriented Pine Run join northeast oriented West Branch Neshaminy Creek at Chalfont to create the meandering and east oriented Neshaminy Creek, which eventually meanders in a southeast, south-southeast, and south direction to join a southwest oriented Delaware River segment. The Chalfont Elbow of Capture is just one […]