Brodhead Creek

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Brodhead Creek Park in Stroud Township near dusk.

Brodhead Creek is a 21.9-mile-long (35.2 km)[1] tributary of the Delaware River in the Poconos of eastern Pennsylvania in the United States.[2]

It is formed by the union of the Middle and Levitt branches in Barrett Township in Monroe County. The native name was "Analomink." The present name was given for Daniel Brodhead, a prominent early settler. It receives McMichael Creek as it flows south and east into the Delaware River. At one time it was called Smithfield Creek after receiving McMichael Creek.[citation needed]

The stream flows south, separating the boroughs of Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg. It covers a basin of 294 sq mi and its maximum discharge was 68,800 cubic feet per second, in 1955.[citation needed]

Brodhead Creek joins the Delaware River at the head of the Delaware Water Gap.[2]

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

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Coordinates: 40°59′23″N 75°08′09″W / 40.98972°N 75.13583°W / 40.98972; -75.13583