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Jordan Creek
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Jordan Creek in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Other name(s) Hollenbach in Pennsylvania_German_language
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
City Allentown, Pennsylvania
Physical characteristics
Main source Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County
River mouth Little Lehigh Creek
Allentown, Lehigh County
Length 34.1 mi (54.9 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Allentown
  • Minimum rate:
    8.7 cu ft/s (0.25 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    157 cu ft/s (4.4 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    1,390 cu ft/s (39 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 75.8 sq mi (196 km2)

Jordan Creek, also known as Hollenbach in Deitsch, is a 34.1-mile-long (54.9 km) tributary of Little Lehigh Creek in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States.

Jordan Creek arises from a natural spring on blue mountain. The spring is located just downhill from the Bake Oven Knob shelter on the Appalachian Trail in Lehigh County. The water course then intermittently flows downhill past Mountain Road. Carrying further south through Heidelberg Township, the creek then passes through the Trexler Nature Preserve.

Jordan Creek joins Little Lehigh Creek in the city of Allentown, before soon flowing into the Lehigh River. It drains an area of 75.8 square miles (196 km2).

Tributaries

  • Switzer Creek
  • Mill Creek (Jordan Creek)
  • Hegel's Run
    • Schantz Valley Creek
  • Elk Ridge Run
  • Macintosh Run
  • Thicket Run
  • Haasadahl Creek
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