Seneca Creek (North Fork South Branch Potomac River)

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Not to be confused with Seneca Creek in Maryland, a tributary of the Potomac River upstream of Great Falls, Maryland.
Coordinates: 38°09′42″N 81°11′47″W / 38.16167°N 81.19639°W / 38.16167; -81.19639
Seneca Creek
River
Seneca Creek - Mouth.jpg
Seneca Creek just upstream of its mouth
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Pendleton
Source Slab Camp Run [1]
 - location Allegheny Mountain, Pendleton County, WV
 - elevation 3,912 ft (1,192 m) [2]
 - coordinates 38°43′29″N 79°33′23″W / 38.72472°N 79.55639°W / 38.72472; -79.55639
Secondary source Trussel Run [3]
 - location Spruce Mountain, Pocahontas County, WV
 - elevation 3,944 ft (1,202 m) [4]
 - coordinates 38°42′47″N 79°32′31″W / 38.71306°N 79.54194°W / 38.71306; -79.54194
Source confluence
 - location Pendleton County, WV
 - elevation 3,747 ft (1,142 m) [3]
 - coordinates 38°43′04″N 79°32′46″W / 38.71778°N 79.54611°W / 38.71778; -79.54611
Mouth North Fork South Branch Potomac River [5]
 - location Seneca Rocks, WV
 - elevation 1,532 ft (467 m)
 - coordinates 38°09′42″N 81°11′47″W / 38.16167°N 81.19639°W / 38.16167; -81.19639

Seneca Creek is a 19.6-mile-long (31.5 km)[6] tributary of the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River located entirely within Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA.

Seneca Creek lies within the Appalachian Mountains, in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area of the Monongahela National Forest. It is formed by two spring-fed streams, Slab Camp Run and Trussel Run, on the western flanks of Spruce Mountain to the north of Spruce Knob. It empties into the North Fork of the South Branch at the community of Seneca Rocks near the base of the Seneca Rocks sandstone cliff formation.

Tributaries[edit]

Tributary streams are listed from south (source) to north (mouth).

  • Slab Camp Run
  • Trussel Run
  • Beech Run
  • Lower Gulf Run
    • Whites Run
  • Gulf Run
  • Strader Run
  • Horsecamp Run
    • Wamsley Run
    • McIntosh Run
  • Roaring Creek
  • Brushy Run

Communities along Seneca Creek[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slab Camp Run". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1980-06-27. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Slab Camp Run Source". Elevation Query. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Trussel Run". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1980-06-27. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Trussel Run Source". Elevation Query. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  5. ^ "Seneca Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1980-06-27. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 15, 2011

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