Jordan Creek (Pennsylvania)

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Coordinates: 40°36′04″N 75°27′41″W / 40.60111°N 75.46139°W / 40.60111; -75.46139
Jordan Creek
Jordan Creek Allentown.jpg
Jordan Creek in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
City Allentown, Pennsylvania
Source
 - location Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County
 - coordinates 40°44′01″N 75°44′08″W / 40.73361°N 75.73556°W / 40.73361; -75.73556 [1]
Mouth Little Lehigh Creek
 - location Allentown, Lehigh County
 - coordinates 40°36′04″N 75°27′41″W / 40.60111°N 75.46139°W / 40.60111; -75.46139 [1]
Length 34.1 mi (54.9 km) [2]
Basin 75.8 sq mi (196.3 km2) [3]
Discharge for Allentown
 - average 157 cu ft/s (4.45 m3/s) [3]
 - max 1,390 cu ft/s (39.36 m3/s)
 - min 8.7 cu ft/s (0.25 m3/s)

Jordan Creek is a 34.1-mile-long (54.9 km)[2] tributary of the Little Lehigh Creek in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States.[4]

The creek passes through the Trexler Nature Preserve.

Jordan Creek joins Little Lehigh Creek in the city of Allentown, before soon flowing into the Lehigh River.[4] It drains an area of 75.8 square miles (196 km2).[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) - Jordan Creek". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b The National Map "National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "USGS Current Conditions for USGS 01452000 Jordan Creek at Allentown, PA". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6

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