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Tunkhannock Creek is a tributary of the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania, United States. This main segment of the Susquehanna from Sunbury to its source at Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, New York can be termed its "North Branch."

English translations of the Lenni-Lenape Tunkhannock vary, including "meeting of the waters," "small stream," "wilderness stream," and "wooded stream." Most sources note however that hanna, as in Susque-, Toby-, Loyal-, Tunkhannock, and Lackawanna, suggests "moving water."

The Tunkhannock Creek is traced northeast along PA Highway 92 to its source near Jackson. It has an "East Branch" that rises from Glenwood to the east and north of Elk Mountain and a "South Branch" that rises just upstream from Dixon east toward Scott Township.

The Tunkhannock Viaduct crossing over the creek near Nicholson, Pennsylvania.

The 2,400 ft (731.5 m) long Erie Lackawanna Railway Tunkhannock Viaduct (called locally the "Nicholson Bridge"), featuring high, multiple concrete arches, passes over the creek near Nicholson.

Tunkhannock Creek empties into the Susquehanna at Tunkhannock, Wyoming County.

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South Branch Tunkhannock Creek

The South Branch joins the main branch approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) downstream of the community of East Lemon, and approximately 6.3 miles (10.1 km) upstream of the Susquehanna River.

See also

References

  • Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6

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