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Alder Brook
Alder Brook (West Branch French Creek tributary) is located in Pennsylvania
Alder Brook (West Branch French Creek tributary)
Alder Brook (West Branch French Creek tributary) is located in the United States
Alder Brook (West Branch French Creek tributary)
Location of Alder Brook mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to West Branch French Creek
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Erie
Township Venango
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Alder Brook and LeBeouf Creek
about 2 miles east of Bogus Corners, Pennsylvania
1,335 ft (407 m)
River mouth West Branch French Creek
about 3 miles NNW of Lowville, Pennsylvania
1,299 ft (396 m)
Length 2.93 mi (4.72 km)
Basin features
Progression east
River system Allegheny River
Basin size 6.63 square miles (17.2 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Wattsburg Road, Phillipsville Road

Alder Brook is a 2.93 mi (4.72 km) long tributary to West Branch French Creek that is classed as a 1st order stream on the EPA waters geoviewer site.

Course

Alder Brook rises in Venango Township of eastern Erie County, Pennsylvania and then flows east to meet West Branch French Creek north of Lowville.

Watershed

Alder Brook drains 6.63 square miles (17.2 km2) of Erie Drift Plain (glacial geology). The watershed receives an average of 46.2 in/year of precipitation and has a wetness index of 473.57. The watershed is about 41% forested.

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