Black Moshannon Creek

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Black Moshannon Creek, just downstream of the dam in Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon Creek is a 22.9-mile-long (36.9 km)[1] tributary of Moshannon Creek in Centre County, Pennsylvania in the United States.[2]

The name Moshannon is said to be derived from the Native American "Moss-Hanne," meaning "moose stream."[2]

Historically, Black Moshannon Creek was also known as "Little Moshannon Creek."

Black Moshannon Creek is born atop the Allegheny Plateau from clear springs and small streams which flow through bogs that form the watershed for 250-acre (100 ha) Black Moshannon Lake in Black Moshannon State Park. From the lake, the creek drops off the plateau and joins Moshannon Creek 17.8 miles (28.6 km) later, downstream of the community of Moshannon.[2]

At higher water levels, the stream is a solid Class III whitewater run.[3]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b c Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6
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