List of tributaries of Bowman Creek

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Bowman Creek looking downstream in Noxen, between the tributaries Hettesheimer Run and Beaver Run

Bowman Creek is a 26-mile (42 km) long tributary of the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County and Wyoming County, in Pennsylvania, in the United States. It has 26 named tributaries, of which 21 are direct tributaries and 5 are sub-tributaries.[1] These include nineteen runs, six creeks, and one hollow (a stream that does not have a name of its own, but takes the name of the valley through which it flows).[1][2] By length, the tributaries range from the 0.9-mile (1.4 km) long Benson Hollow and Wolf Run to the 7.2-and-7.7-mile (11.6 and 12.4 km) long Leonard Creek and Beaver Run. By watershed area, they range from 0.74 and 1.02 square miles (1.9 and 2.6 km2) for Wolf Run and Sugar Run to 11.4 and 17.4 square miles (30 and 45 km2) for Roaring Run and Leonard Creek.

The major tributaries of Bowman Creek include Sugar Hollow Creek, Marsh Creek, Leonard Creek, Roaring Run, and Beaver Run. Although the watershed of Bowman Creek largely consists of forested land, residential and commercial land infringes upon the floodplains of several tributaries: Marsh Creek, Leonard Creek, South Run, and Beaver Run.[3]

Bowman Creek's main stem is designated as a High-Quality Coldwater Fishery and the watersheds of all but two of its tributaries have the same designation.[4] The watersheds of the remaining two tributaries, Sorber Run and Cider Run, are designated as Exceptional Value waters, with standards even higher than those of High-Quality Coldwater Fisheries.[4][5] Additionally, these two tributaries are the only Wilderness Trout Streams in Wyoming County.[6] Wild trout naturally reproduce throughout all of the creek's tributaries.[7] A total of ten named streams in the watershed of Bowman Creek are classified by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission as Class A Wild Trout Waters.[8] Most hold this designation for brook trout only, but Sugar Hollow Creek and a section of Roaring Run hold the designation for rainbow trout, either instead of or in addition to brook trout.[8]

Tributaries of Bowman Creek

Name Length[1] Watershed area[2] Distance from mouth[2] Mouth elevation[9] Source elevation[1] Mouth coordinates[9] Image
Benson Hollow 0.9 miles (1.4 km) 1.82 square miles (4.7 km2) 1.72 miles (2.77 km) 584 feet (178 m) 1,340 to 1,360 feet (408 to 415 m) 41°30′57″N 75°56′40″W / 41.51583°N 75.94444°W / 41.51583; -75.94444 Benson Hollow looking upstream.JPG
Sugar Hollow Creek 4.7 miles (7.6 km) 7.07 square miles (18.3 km2) 2.62 miles (4.22 km) 636 feet (194 m) 1,380 to 1,400 feet (421 to 427 m) 41°30′26″N 75°59′07″W / 41.50722°N 75.98528°W / 41.50722; -75.98528 Sugar Hollow Creek looking downstream.JPG
Marsh Creek 5.6 miles (9.0 km) 10.2 square miles (26 km2) 5.60 miles (9.01 km) 712 feet (217 m) 1,160 to 1,180 feet (354 to 360 m) 41°28′25″N 75°59′24″W / 41.47361°N 75.99000°W / 41.47361; -75.99000 Marsh Creek looking upstream from Jenks Road.JPG
Roaring Run 4.9 miles (7.9 km) 11.4 square miles (30 km2) 8.49 miles (13.66 km) 791 feet (241 m) 1,960 to 1,980 feet (597 to 604 m) 41°27′26″N 76°01′41″W / 41.45722°N 76.02806°W / 41.45722; -76.02806 Roaring Run looking downstream.JPG
Leonard Creek 7.2 miles (11.6 km) 17.4 square miles (45 km2) 10.00 miles (16.09 km) 837 feet (255 m) 1,200 to 1,220 feet (366 to 372 m) 41°26′26″N 76°01′10″W / 41.44056°N 76.01944°W / 41.44056; -76.01944 Leonard Creek looking downstream.JPG
South Run 2.5 miles (4.0 km) 3.42 square miles (8.9 km2) 11.68 miles (18.80 km) 899 feet (274 m) 1,180 to 1,200 feet (360 to 366 m) 41°25′16″N 76°01′58″W / 41.42111°N 76.03278°W / 41.42111; -76.03278 South Run looking upstream.JPG
Beaver Run 7.7 miles (12.4 km) 10.6 square miles (27 km2) 12.36 miles (19.89 km) 948 feet (289 m) 2,100 to 2,120 feet (640 to 650 m) 41°24′56″N 76°02′41″W / 41.41556°N 76.04472°W / 41.41556; -76.04472 Beaver Run looking downstream near its mouth.JPG
Hettesheimer Run 1.6 miles (2.6 km) 1.94 square miles (5.0 km2) 13.84 miles (22.27 km) 1,004 feet (306 m) 1,520 to 1,540 feet (463 to 469 m) 41°25′36″N 76°03′53″W / 41.42667°N 76.06472°W / 41.42667; -76.06472 Hettesheimer Run.JPG
York Run 2.3 miles (3.7 km) 1.42 square miles (3.7 km2) 14.00 miles (22.53 km) 1,014 feet (309 m) 2,060 to 2,080 feet (628 to 634 m) 41°25′40″N 76°04′00″W / 41.42778°N 76.06667°W / 41.42778; -76.06667 York Run looking upstream.JPG
Stone Run 2.2 miles (3.5 km) 2.43 square miles (6.3 km2) 15.56 miles (25.04 km) 1,109 feet (338 m) 2,200 to 2,220 feet (671 to 677 m) 41°25′06″N 76°05′18″W / 41.41833°N 76.08833°W / 41.41833; -76.08833 Mouth of Stone Run.JPG
Sorber Run 3.1 miles (5.0 km) 2.08 square miles (5.4 km2) 16.25 miles (26.15 km) 1,142 feet (348 m) 1,940 to 1,960 feet (591 to 597 m) 41°24′34″N 76°05′38″W / 41.40944°N 76.09389°W / 41.40944; -76.09389 Sorber Run looking downstream at its mouth.JPG
Baker Run 1.1 miles (1.8 km) 2.28 square miles (5.9 km2) 17.58 miles (28.29 km) 1,227 feet (374 m) 1,560 to 1,580 feet (475 to 482 m) 41°24′03″N 76°06′53″W / 41.40083°N 76.11472°W / 41.40083; -76.11472 Baker Run.JPG
Broad Hollow Run 1.0 mile (1.6 km) 1.04 square miles (2.7 km2) 17.70 miles (28.49 km) 1,234 feet (376 m) 1,500 to 1,520 feet (457 to 463 m) 41°23′57″N 76°06′56″W / 41.39917°N 76.11556°W / 41.39917; -76.11556
Sugar Run 1.8 miles (2.9 km) 1.02 square miles (2.6 km2) 19.68 miles (31.67 km) 1,358 feet (414 m) 1,960 to 1,980 feet (597 to 604 m) 41°23′02″N 76°08′31″W / 41.38389°N 76.14194°W / 41.38389; -76.14194
Cider Run 2.5 miles (4.0 km) 3.77 square miles (9.8 km2) 19.74 miles (31.77 km) 1,362 feet (415 m) 1,940 to 1,960 feet (591 to 597 m) 41°23′03″N 76°08′35″W / 41.38417°N 76.14306°W / 41.38417; -76.14306 Cider Run looking upstream.JPG
Butternut Run 1.5 miles (2.4 km) 1.30 square miles (3.4 km2) 20.62 miles (33.18 km) 1,440 feet (440 m) 2,060 to 2,080 feet (628 to 634 m) 41°22′24″N 76°08′55″W / 41.37333°N 76.14861°W / 41.37333; -76.14861
Beth Run 1.9 miles (3.1 km) 2.34 square miles (6.1 km2) 21.97 miles (35.36 km) 1,598 feet (487 m) 1,980 to 2,000 feet (604 to 610 m) 41°21′38″N 76°09′48″W / 41.36056°N 76.16333°W / 41.36056; -76.16333 Beth Run.JPG
Wolf Run 0.9 miles (1.4 km) 0.74 square miles (1.9 km2) 24.04 miles (38.69 km) 1,736 feet (529 m) 2,140 to 2,160 feet (652 to 658 m) 41°21′05″N 76°11′38″W / 41.35139°N 76.19389°W / 41.35139; -76.19389
Bean Run 1.3 miles (2.1 km) 1.69 square miles (4.4 km2) 24.98 miles (40.20 km) 1,811 feet (552 m) 2,080 to 2,100 feet (634 to 640 m) 41°21′01″N 76°12′15″W / 41.35028°N 76.20417°W / 41.35028; -76.20417
North Branch Bowman Creek 3.2 miles (5.1 km) 2.63 square miles (6.8 km2) 26.13 miles (42.05 km) 1,837 feet (560 m) 2,240 to 2,260 feet (683 to 689 m) 41°20′25″N 76°13′13″W / 41.34028°N 76.22028°W / 41.34028; -76.22028
South Branch Bowman Creek 3.0 miles (4.8 km) 3.92 square miles (10.2 km2) 26.13 miles (42.05 km) 1,837 feet (560 m) 2,160 to 2,180 feet (658 to 664 m) 41°20′25″N 76°13′13″W / 41.34028°N 76.22028°W / 41.34028; -76.22028

Sub-tributaries

Name Tributary to[1] Length[1] Watershed area[2] Distance from mouth[2] Mouth elevation[9] Source elevation[1] Coordinates Image
Sugar Run Marsh Creek 1.3 miles (2.1 km) 1.36 square miles (3.5 km2) 2.24 miles (3.60 km) 932 feet (284 m) 1,320 to 1,340 feet (402 to 408 m) 41°27′15″N 75°59′02″W / 41.45417°N 75.98389°W / 41.45417; -75.98389
Newton Run Roaring Run 2.7 miles (4.3 km) 2.55 square miles (6.6 km2) 0.42 miles (0.68 km) 856 feet (261 m) 1,980 to 2,000 feet (604 to 610 m) 41°27′44″N 76°01′53″W / 41.46222°N 76.03139°W / 41.46222; -76.03139 Newton Run looking downstream.JPG
South Branch Roaring Run Roaring Run 2.0 miles (3.2 km) 3.31 square miles (8.6 km2) 2.34 miles (3.77 km) 1,112 feet (339 m) 2,000 to 2,020 feet (610 to 616 m) 41°28′22″N 76°03′40″W / 41.47278°N 76.06111°W / 41.47278; -76.06111
Windfall Run Baker Run 1.6 miles (2.6 km) 1.68 square miles (4.4 km2) 0.66 miles (1.06 km) 1,365 feet (416 m) 2,200 to 2,220 feet (671 to 677 m) 41°24′15″N 76°07′21″W / 41.40417°N 76.12250°W / 41.40417; -76.12250
Cherry Run South Branch Bowman Creek 2.1 miles (3.4 km) 1.65 square miles (4.3 km2) 1.25 miles (2.01 km) 1,900 feet (580 m) 2,280 to 2,300 feet (695 to 701 m) 41°20′20″N 76°14′31″W / 41.33889°N 76.24194°W / 41.33889; -76.24194

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g United States Geological Survey, The National Map Viewer, archived from the original on April 5, 2012, retrieved October 23, 2015 
  2. ^ a b c d e Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (November 2, 2001), Pennsylvania Gazetteer of Streams (PDF), Archived from the original on September 17, 2015, retrieved October 2015  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Wyoming County Planning Commission (June 30, 2000), Bowman's Creek Watershed Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan, pp. 13, 21, 28, 30–31, retrieved October 24, 2015 
  4. ^ a b "§ 93.9i. Drainage List I. Susquehanna River Basin in Pennsylvania Susquehanna River", Pennsylvania Code, retrieved October 24, 2015 
  5. ^ "§ 93.4b. Qualifying as High Quality or Exceptional Value Waters", Pennsylvania Code, retrieved December 7, 2015 
  6. ^ William Wasserman, Wildlife Abounds Throughout Wyoming County, retrieved October 24, 2015 
  7. ^ Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (August 2015), Pennsylvania Wild Trout Waters (Natural Reproduction) – August 2015 (PDF), pp. 48–52, 105–107, retrieved October 24, 2015 
  8. ^ a b Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (August 2015), Class A Wild Trout Waters (PDF), pp. 13, 24, retrieved October 24, 2015 
  9. ^ a b c Geographic Names Information System (December 1, 2015), PA_Features_20151201.zip, retrieved December 29, 2015 

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