Thompson Creek (Oil Creek tributary) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsThompson Creek
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Oil Creek|
|Main source||divide between Thompson Creek and Caldwell Creek
about 0.5 miles east of Shelmadine Springs, Pennsylvania
1,600 ft (490 m)
|River mouth||about 1/4 miles southwest of Hydetown, Pennsylvania
1,240 ft (380 m)
|Length||6.82 mi (10.98 km)|
|River system||Allegheny River (Oil Creek)|
|Basin size||35.9 square miles (93 km2)|
Thompson Creek is a 6.8 mile (11.0 km) 3rd order tributary to Oil Creek that rises on the Caldwell Creek divide in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:
- Thompson's Run
- Thompsons Run
Thompson Creek drains 35.9 square miles (93 km2) of area, receives about 45.4 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 445.85, and has an average water temperature of 7.35 °C. The watershed is 53% forested.
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