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Matthews Run
Other name(s) Tributary to Brokenstraw Creek
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Warren
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between divide between Matthews Run and Stony Creek
about 0.5 miles northeast of Pikes Rocks
1,890 ft (580 m)
River mouth Brokenstraw Creek
Youngsville, Pennsylvania
1,188 ft (362 m)
Length 7.05 mi (11.35 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    30.74 cu ft/s (0.870 m3/s) at mouth with Brokenstraw Creek
Basin features
Progression southeast
River system Allegheny River
Basin size 16.44 square miles (42.6 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Patchen Run
    Lansing Run
  • Right:
    Telick Run
    Browns Run
Bridges Stinson Hill Road, Hazeltine Hollow Road, Patchen Hill Road, Hazeltine Hollow Road, Matthews Run Road, Highland Avenue

Matthews Run is a 7.05 mi (11.35 km) long 2nd 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:

  • Hazeltine Hollow Run
  • Mathews Run

Course

Matthews Run rises in Warren County, Pennsylvania about 0.5 miles northeast of Pikes Rocks and flows southeast to meet Brokenstraw Creek at Youngsville.

Watershed

Matthews Run drains 16.44 square miles (42.6 km2) of the Pennsylvania High Plateau province and is underlaid by the Venango Formation and the Corry Sandstone through Riceville Formation. The watershed receives an average of 45.0 in/year of precipitation and has a wetness index of 378.67. The watershed is about 69% forested.

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