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Sewickley Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Youghiogheny River
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Borough Hunker
Youngwood
New Stanton
Physical characteristics
Main source Fourmile Run divide
about 1 mile north-northeast of Unity, Pennsylvania
1,145 ft (349 m)
River mouth Youghiogheny River
Collinsburg, Pennsylvania
740 ft (230 m)
Length 29.53 mi (47.52 km)
Discharge
Basin features
Progression generally west
River system Monongahela River
Basin size 167.49 square miles (433.8 km2)
Tributaries
Bridges Schmuckers Road, PA 981, Kemerer Road, Phillips Road, PA 130, Bingham Road, Dutch Hill Road, Pollins Road, Fairground Road, United Road, Mt. Pleasant Road, Brinkerton Ext., Udell Road, Mt. Pleasant Road, Trouttown Road, Stone Church Road, US 119, I-76, S Center Avenue, Chaney Brothers Road, New Stanton-Ruffsdale Road, Hunker Waltz Mill Road, Waltz Mill Road, I-70, Yukon Road, Creek Road, Bells Mills Road, PA 136, Apples Mill Road, Sutersville Road

Sewickley Creek is a 29.53 mi (47.52 km) long 4th order tributary to the Youghiogheny River in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. This is the only stream of this name in the United States.

Variant names

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

  • Sewickey Creek

Course

Sewickley Creek rises in a pond about 1 mile north of Unity, Pennsylvania, and then flows westerly to join the Youghiogheny River across from Collinsburg.

Watershed

Sewickley Creek drains 167.49 square miles (433.8 km2) of area, receives about 43.3 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 370.17, and is about 45% forested.

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