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Youghiogheny River
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Ohiopyle Falls along the Youghiogheny
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Map of the Monongahela River basin, with the Youghiogheny River highlighted.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia
Counties Allegheny, PA, Westmoreland, PA, Fayette, PA, Somerset, PA, Garrett, MD, Preston, WV
Cities McKeesport, PA, Connellsville, PA
Physical characteristics
Main source Backbone Mountain, Preston County, West Virginia
2,688 ft (819 m)
River mouth Monongahela River
McKeesport, Allegheny County, PA
724 ft (221 m)
Length 132 mi (212 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Sutersville, PA
  • Minimum rate:
    717 cu ft/s (20.3 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    3,477 cu ft/s (98.5 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    35,500 cu ft/s (1,010 m3/s)
Discharge
(location 2)
  • Location:
    Oakland, MD
  • Average rate:
    329 cu ft/s (9.3 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 1,715 sq mi (4,440 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Maple Run, Rhine Creek, Cherry Bottom Run, Snowy Creek, Chisholm Run, Herrington Run, Toliver Run, Muddy Creek, Salt Block Run, White Rock Run, Trap Run, Laurel Run, Peppermint Hollow, Buffalo Run, Reason Run, Hall Run, Tub Run, Ramcat Run, Long Run, Meadow Run, Cucumber Run, Jonathan Run, Sugar Run, Bruner Run, Johnson Run, Morgan Run, Dunbar Creek, Opossum Run, Dickinson Run, Furnace Run, Virgin Run, Washington Run, Browneller Run, Flack Hollow, Cedar Creek, Pollock Run, Gillespie Run
  • Right:
    Sand Spring Run, Cherry Creek, White Meadow Run, Little Youghiogheny River, Millers Run, Round Glade Run, Deep Creek, Fork Run, Steep Run, Ginseng Run, Gap Run, Bear Creek, Mill Run, Braddocks Run, Casselman River, Drake Run, Camp Run, Lick Run, Rock Spring Run, Sheepskin Run, Jim Run, Stulls Run, Bear Run, Laurel Run, Crooked Run, Workman Run, Indian Creek, Laurel Run, Mounts Creek, Galley Run, Hickman Run, Smiley Run, Laurel Run, Jacobs Creek, Sewickley Creek, Crawford Run, Long Run
Waterbodies Silver Lake, Youghiogheny River Lake

The Youghiogheny River /jɒkəˈɡni/, or the Yough (pronounced Yok /ˈjɒk/) for short, is a 134-mile-long (216 km) tributary of the Monongahela River in the U.S. states of West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. It drains an area on the west side of the Allegheny Mountains northward into Pennsylvania.

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