Tag archives for erosional landform catalog

Whitemarsh Through Valley between Plymouth and Wissahickon Creeks

The Whitemarsh Through Valley between Plymouth Creek and Wissahickon Creeks is one of several low elevation through valleys linking the Wissahickon Creek valley upstream from Wissahickon Gorge with the Schuylkill River and is a west to east oriented valley underlain by easily eroded bedrock and bounded on the south by an erosion resistant upland and […]

Jenkintown Elbow of Capture

Tacony Creek flows in an east direction from its headwaters area through Glenside to the SEPTA Lansdale Regional Rail line, near the SPS technologies plant, and then turns to flow in a south-southeast direction between Jenkintown and Wyncote. The turn from flowing in an east direction to flowing in a south-southeast direction is here referred […]

Tacony Creek East Oriented Headwaters Segment

Tacony Creek originates as Tookany Creek just south of the Westminster Theological Seminary in Laverock and flows in an east direction on a route just north of the Arcadia University campus into and then through Glenside to reach its Jenkintown elbow of capture near the SEPTA West Trenton and Landsdale Regional Rail line junction located […]

Wissahickon Drainage Basin, Southeast Pennsylvania

Wissahickon Creek has a relatively small drainage basin in southeastern Pennsylvania, but is located along the Schuylkill River-Delaware River drainage divide southern end and includes a well-known and picturesque gorge in northwest Philadelphia. The stream rises near Lansdale in Montgomery County and flows for approximately 23 miles in a south direction to reach northwest Philadelphia […]

Philly Landforms Web Site Overview

To find specific landforms of interest use the category list on the side.  This Philly Landforms website is creating in a blog format a catalog of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area erosional landforms. Landforms of interest can be located by using the side bar category list where all landforms of a specific type or contained in a specific drainage […]