Tag archives for Wissahickon Creek drainage basin

Guide to Landforms Seen Along SEPTA‚Äôs Lansdale-Doylestown Regional Rail Line

Overview: Along its 34.4-mile trip from Center City Philadelphia to Doylestown a SEPTA train travels from the Philadelphia City Center to and then along the Coastal Plain-Piedmont Province boundary before moving from the Coastal Plain onto the Piedmont to reach the Tookany Creek drainage basin. Once in the Tookany Creek valley the train travels in […]

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 […]

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 […]