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Fitch Creek looking downstream
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|Main source||unnamed lake in Falls Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
between 980 and 1,000 feet (299 and 305 m)
|River mouth||Susquehanna River in Falls Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
554 ft (169 m)
|Length||2.0 mi (3.2 km)|
|Progression||Susquehanna River → Chesapeake Bay|
|Basin size||2.52 sq mi (6.5 km2)|
Fitch Creek is a tributary of the Susquehanna River in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is approximately 2.0 miles (3.2 km) long and flows through Falls Township. The watershed of the creek has an area of 2.52 square miles (6.5 km2). The creek is not designated as an impaired waterbody. Its drainage basin is designated as a Coldwater Fishery and a Migratory Fishery.
Fitch Creek begins in an unnamed lake in Falls Township. It flows south for a few tenths of a mile before and enters a valley. It then turns southwest for several tenths of a mile and its valley broadens. At this point, the creek turns south-southwest for a short distance before turning southeast for a few tenths of a mile and crossing Pennsylvania Route 92. It then heads in an easterly direction for several tenths of a mile before reaching its confluence with the Susquehanna River.
Fitch Creek joins the Susquehanna River 209.40 miles (337.00 km) upriver of its mouth.
Fitch Creek has no named tributaries. However, it does have an unnamed tributary, which flows down a mountain to join Fitch Creek.
Fitch Creek is not designated as an impaired waterbody.
Geography and geology
The surficial geology near the mouth of Fitch Creek mainly consists of alluvium, Wisconsinan Outwash, and sand and gravel pits. Further upstream, Wisconsinan Till is most prevalent, but there are also a few patches of Wisconsinan Ice-Contact Stratified Drift, bedrock, and lakes.
A hill known as Post Hill is located to the east of Fitch Creek.
A waterfall known as the Fitch Creek Falls is on Fitch Creek. One reach of the creek flows alongside a road known as Evergreen Road at a distance of approximately 100 feet (30 m).
The designated use of Fitch Creek is for aquatic life.
Fitch Creek was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on August 2, 1979. Its identifier in the Geographic Names Information System is 1199869.
A bridge carrying Pennsylvania Route 92 crosses Fitch Creek. As of October 2014, a bridge replacement project has been programmed for the bridge.
The drainage basin of Fitch Creek is designated as a Coldwater Fishery and a Migratory Fishery.
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