East Branch Brandywine Creek

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Coordinates: 39°55′21″N 75°38′58″W / 39.92250°N 75.64944°W / 39.92250; -75.64944
East Branch Brandywine Creek
River
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
City Downingtown
Source
 - location Honey Brook Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
 - elevation 660 ft (201 m)
 - coordinates 40°07′09″N 75°53′15″W / 40.11917°N 75.88750°W / 40.11917; -75.88750
Mouth Brandywine Creek
 - location East Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
 - elevation 174 ft (53 m)
 - coordinates 39°55′21″N 75°38′58″W / 39.92250°N 75.64944°W / 39.92250; -75.64944
Christina River Basin, including East Branch Brandywine Creek

The East Branch Brandywine Creek[1][2][3] is a 27.4-mile-long (44.1 km)[4] tributary of Brandywine Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania in the United States.

Course[edit]

The creek starts in Suplee near Honey Brook, and joins the West Branch Brandywine Creek in Lenape. From its source, the creek flows east, then southeast, passing through the borough of Downingtown. The creek starts at an elevation of 660 feet (200 m) above sea level drops to an elevation of 174 feet (53 m) at its confluence with the West Branch.[4]

Natural history[edit]

Average annual precipitation is 43.3 inches (1,100 mm).[citation needed]

The East Brandywine is known for its fish. The game species are Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Smallmouth bass, Largemouth bass, Bluegill, Common carp.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The East Brandywine served as a source of energy for hundreds of years. The waters also powered many factories in Downingtown.[citation needed]

Gibson's Covered Bridge crosses between East Bradford Township and West Bradford Township.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mouth: 39 55'21"N, 75 38'58"W, elevation: 174 ft.; Source: 40 07'09"N,75 53'15"W, U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: East Branch Brandywine Creek
  2. ^ Source elevation: 680 ft., "East Branch Brandywine Creek source from USGS-GNIS". USGS The National Map. 
  3. ^ United States Geological Survey Hydrological Unit Code: 02-04-02-05- Brandywine-Christina Watershed
  4. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011

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