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Dunbar Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Youghiogheny River
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Borough Connellsville
Dunbar
Physical characteristics
Main source Coolspring Run divide
Jumonville, Pennsylvania
2,130 ft (650 m)
River mouth Youghiogheny River
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
879 ft (268 m)
Length 12.83 mi (20.65 km)
Discharge
Basin features
Progression generally north
River system Monongahela River
Basin size 36.91 square miles (95.6 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Irishtown Run
    Gist Run
  • Right:
    Glade Run
    Limestone Run
    Tucker Run
    Elk Rock Run
Bridges Church Hill Road, Railroad Street, Bridge Street, Riverside Drive

Dunbar Creek is a 12.6-mile-long (20.3 km) stream in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, flowing into the Youghiogheny River at Connellsville. The creek is a noted trout stream, with a popular fly fishing only section on its upper portions. The Pennsylvania Fish Commission stocks the stream with brown and brook trout. There are some native brook trout located in its headwaters. The Budinsky hole is a popular fishing spot on the stream.

Variant names

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

  • New Haven and Dunber Creek

Course

Dunbar Creek rises in a pond at Jumonville, Pennsylvania, and then flows northerly along the west side of Chestnut Ridge to join the Youghiogheny River at Connellsville.

Watershed

Dunbar Creek drains 36.91 square miles (95.6 km2) of area, receives about 48.3 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 358.73, and is about 85% forested.

Natural History

The mouth of Dunbar Creek is the location of Dunbar Creek Confluence BDA. Here there is a mature riverine forest and a scour habitat that provide habitat for a plant species of special concern.

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