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Tenmile Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Monongahela River
Country United States of America
State Pennsylvania
County Greene
Washington
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Tenmile Creek and Chartiers Creek
about 2 miles west of Lagonda, Pennsylvania
1,290 ft (390 m)
River mouth Monongahela River
Millsboro, Pennsylvania
763 ft (233 m)
Length 35.15 mi (56.57 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    379.77 cu ft/s (10.754 m3/s) at mouth with Monongahela River
Basin features
Progression southeast
River system Monongahela River
Basin size 337.91 square miles (875.2 km2)
Tributaries

Tenmile Creek is a stream in Washington and Greene Counties, Pennsylvania, USA. It is a tributary of the Monongahela River.

Tenmile Creek was so named on account of frequent branches, occurring about every 10 miles (16 km).

Variant names

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

  • Ten Mile Creek
  • Ten-Mile Creek

Tributaries

The major tributary of Tenmile Creek is South Fork Tenmile Creek, which rises in western Greene County and flows generally east entering Tenmile Creek at Clarksville, Pennsylvania. The watershed is roughly 24% agricultural, 68% forested and the rest is other uses.

South Fork Tenmile Creek has a number of smaller tributarties, including Grimes Run on the left, which rises in central Greene County and flows southeast entering South Fork Tenmile Creek northeast of Morrisville, Pennsylvania. The watershed is roughly 15% agricultural, 74% forested and the rest is other uses.

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