Dunbar Creek facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDunbar Creek
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Location of Dunbar Creek mouth
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Youghiogheny River|
|Main source||Coolspring Run divide
2,130 ft (650 m)
39°52′58″N 079°38′40″W / 39.88278°N 79.64444°W
|River mouth||Youghiogheny River
879 ft (268 m)
40°00′16″N 079°35′51″W / 40.00444°N 79.59750°W
|Length||12.83 mi (20.65 km)|
|River system||Monongahela River|
|Basin size||36.91 square miles (95.6 km2)|
|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.
According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:
- New Haven and Dunber Creek
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.
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.
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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