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Gar Run
Other name(s) Tributary to Brokenstraw Creek
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Warren
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Gar Run and Oil Creek
about 2 miles east of Sanford, Pennsylvania
1,775 ft (541 m)
River mouth Brokenstraw Creek
Garland, Pennsylvania
1,286 ft (392 m)
Length 4.96 mi (7.98 km)
  • Average rate:
    31.76 cu ft/s (0.899 m3/s) at mouth with Brokenstraw Creek
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Allegheny River
Basin size 18.32 square miles (47.4 km2)
  • Left:
    Hosmer Run
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Ross Hill Road, PA 27

Gar Run is a 4.96 mi (7.98 km) long 3rd order tributary to Brokenstraw Creek. It is classed as a cold-water fishery by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Variant names

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

  • Crouse Run


Gar Run rises on the divide between it and Oil Creek in Warren County, Pennsylvania about 2 miles east of Sanford, Pennsylvania and flows northeast to meet Brokenstraw Creek at Garland.


Gar Run drains 18.32 square miles (47.4 km2) of the Pennsylvania High Plateau province and is underlaid by the Venango Formation. The watershed receives an average of 42.6 in/year of precipitation and has a wetness index of 388.06. The watershed is about 75% forested.

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