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Braddocks Run
Map of Braddocks Run mouth location
Map of Braddocks Run mouth location
Map of Braddocks Run mouth location
Map of Braddocks Run mouth location
Location of Braddocks Run mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Youghiogheny River
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Somerset
Physical characteristics
Main source Chub Run divide
about 1 mile south of Addison, Pennsylvania
1,760 ft (540 m)
39°44′01″N 079°20′20″W / 39.73361°N 79.33889°W / 39.73361; -79.33889
River mouth Youghiogheny River in Youghiogheny River Lake
about 0.25 miles south of Somerfield, Pennsylvania
1,439 ft (439 m)
39°44′33″N 079°22′57″W / 39.74250°N 79.38250°W / 39.74250; -79.38250
Length 2.86 mi (4.60 km)
Basin features
Progression generally northwest
River system Monongahela River
Basin size 4.49 square miles (11.6 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Braddocks Run Road

Braddocks Run is a 2.86 mi (4.60 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Youghiogheny River in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • Braddock Run

Course

Braddocks Run rises about 1 mile south of Addison, Pennsylvania, and then flows northwest to join the Youghiogheny River in Youghiogheny River Lake about 0.25 miles south of Somerfield.

Watershed

Braddocks Run drains 4.49 square miles (11.6 km2) of area, receives about 45.7 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 367.96, and is about 62% forested.

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