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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 turns 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 […]

The Wissahickon Gorge: Philadelphia’s Unique and Magnificent Water Gap

Without question the deepest, longest, and most magnificent Wissahickon Creek water gap is the seven-mile long Wiisahickon Gorge eroded across a 420-foot high ridge of tightly folded metamorphic and igneous rocks and which is located entirely within the Philadelphia city limits. The erosion resistant ridge extends in an east-northeast direction across southeast Pennsylvania and is […]

Andorra Wind Gap

The Andorra Wind Gap links an east-northeast oriented tributary to the Wissahickon Gorge north entrance with a west-southwest oriented Schuylkill River tributary and has an elevation of 266 feet. To the south Schuylkill River-Wissahickon Creek drainage divide elevations rise to 420 feet before decreasing until Wissahickon Creek joins the Schuylkill River. To the north a […]