Tag archives for Sandy Run

Erosional History of the Sandy Run Drainage basin, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Introduction: Sandy Run is an interesting secondary drainage route as it drains the Chester Valley east end (also known as the Roslyn Valley) in a west-southwest direction, but instead of continuing a short distance further on the Chester Valley floor to join south oriented Wissahickon Creek, it turns in a north direction to flow through […]

Dresher-Pennypack Creek Through Valley

The Dresher-Pennypack Creek Through valley extends in a northeast direction from Dresher to the Pennypack Creek valley between Fulmor and Heaton and is today used by the Pennsylvania Turnpike and a Norfolk Southern freight rail line to cross the Pennypack Creek-Wissahickon Creek drainage divide. The through valley floor elevation at that drainage divide is between […]

Sandy Run Elbow of Capture near Fort Washington

Sandy Run originates in Roslyn and flows in a west direction along the Camp Hill ridge south flank or the Whitemarsh Valley north side toward the south oriented Wissahickon Creek, but instead of continuing in a west direction Sandy Run turns abruptly at the Sandy Run Elbow of Capture to flow in a north direction […]

Fort Washington Water Gaps (Wissahickon Creek and Sandy Run)

Two adjacent water gaps can be seen just south of Fort Washington. The first, the Wissahickon Water Gap, is where Wissahickon Creek flows in a south direction between Fort Hill (east) and Militia Hill (west). The second, the Sandy Run Water Gap, is where Sandy Run turns from flowing in a west direction to flow […]