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Spring Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Brokenstraw Creek
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Warren
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Spring Creek and East Branch Oil Creek
about 2 miles southwest of East Branch, Pennsylvania
1,670 ft (510 m)
River mouth Brokenstraw Creek
about 0.5 miles south of Spring Creek, Pennsylvania
1,358 ft (414 m)
Length 10.69 mi (17.20 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    73.06 cu ft/s (2.069 m3/s) at mouth with Brokenstraw Creek
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Allegheny River
Basin size 101.07 square miles (261.8 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Coolspring Creek
    Whitney Run
    Ferrin Run
  • Right:
    East Branch Spring Creek
    Cobbs Run
Bridges State Lot Road, Hyde Road, Knapp Road, Oil Creek Road, Jackson Hill Road

Spring Creek is a 10.69 mi (17.20 km) long 3rd order tributary to Brokenstraw Creek. It is classed as a High-quality cold-water fishery by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Course

Spring Creek rises on the divide between it and East Branch Oil Creek in Warren County, Pennsylvania about 2 miles southwest of East Branch, Pennsylvania and flows northeast to meet Brokenstraw Creek south of Spring Creek, Pennsylvania.

Watershed

Spring Creek drains 39.02 square miles (101.1 km2) of the Pennsylvania High Plateau province and the northwestern glaciated plateau and is underlaid by the Venango Formation. The watershed receives an average of 44.4 in/year of precipitation and has a wetness index of 437.71. The watershed is about 64% forested.

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