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Schuylkill River
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The Schuylkill River looking south toward the Philadelphia skyline
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The river's watershed drains parts of the western side of Broad Mountain and the ridge-and-valley Appalachians of the southcentral Pennsylvania Coal Region.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Berks, Schuylkill
Cities Philadelphia, Norristown, Pottstown, Reading
Physical characteristics
Main source East Branch Schuylkill River
Tuscarora, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States
1,540 ft (470 m)
2nd source West Branch Schuylkill River
Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States
1,140 ft (350 m)
River mouth Delaware River
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
0 ft (0 m)
Length 135 mi (217 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Philadelphia
  • Minimum rate:
    995 cu ft/s (28.2 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    4,650 cu ft/s (132 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    40,300 cu ft/s (1,140 m3/s)
Discharge
(location 2)
  • Average rate:
    1,120 cu ft/s (32 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 2,000 sq mi (5,200 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Little Schuylkill River, Perkiomen Creek
  • Right:
    Tulpehocken Creek, French Creek

The Schuylkill River is a river in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States. It is 135 miles (217 km) long. It used to be called "Tool-pay Hanna" by the Lenape.

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