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Thompson Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Oil Creek
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Crawford
City Hydetown
Physical characteristics
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
Oil Creek
1,240 ft (380 m)
Length 6.82 mi (10.98 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    66.43 cu ft/s (1.881 m3/s) at mouth with Oil Creek
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Allegheny River (Oil Creek)
Basin size 35.9 square miles (93 km2)
Population 1,374 (2010)
Tributaries

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.

Variant names

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

  • Thompson's Run
  • Thompsons Run

Course

Thomspon Run rises on the Caldwell Creek divide about 0.5 miles east of Shelmadine Springs in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Thompson Creek then flows west to meet Oil Creek in Hydetown.

Watershed

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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Course of Thompson Creek (Oil Creek tributary)
Course of Thompson Creek (Oil Creek tributary)
Watershed of Thompson Creek (Oil Creek tributary)
Watershed of Thompson Creek (Oil Creek tributary)
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