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Waterways[edit]

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Hi Jakec! I've been inspired by your recent interview at The Signpost and want to start working on some of the waterway articles in my local area (California). I was wondering if you have any tips or perhaps a system of steps for writing waterway articles (good references to check, layout, etc.). Regardless, thanks for your incredible contributions to the 'pedia! Bananasoldier (talk) 01:14, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

@Bananasoldier: Thanks! It's great that you're planning to create some waterway articles; there can never be too many of those. As for typical sources that I use: there are only three that I always use:
  1. The National Map. Very useful for describing the course of a creek/stream. The distance measuring tool (in the advanced tab) can be used to measure a creek's length since there isn't any centralized repository on stream lengths for some reason.
  2. The Pennsylvania Gazetteer of Streams. Contains comprehensive river miles and watershed area information. Only useful for Pennsylvania obviously, but this has some useful info (though it doesn't look to be anywhere near as comprehensive as the Pennsylvania version, nor does it have quite the same type of information).
  3. GNIS. Contains elevation information (only for the mouth, so you have to use The National Map to find the source), USGS quadrangles that a feature is on, and date it was entered into the GNIS. Also sometimes contains a list of alternate names.
A few sources that I sometimes use, but not always:
  1. uglybridges.com. For California, go here and navigate to the relevant county. It'll list every bridge in the county along with the creek it crosses (hence the relevance here) and some other useful information as well.
  2. TMDLs. Dozens of pages long, and usually chock-full of hydrology and geology data. This seems to be a list of California's TMDLs.
  3. County history books. Nothing specific to link to, but I have yet to come across a county that isn't the subject of at least one or two local history books. They often go into detail on the more prominent creeks and at least mention many of the smaller ones. Since they tend to be public domain, they're easily available on Google Books, too.
Other than that, I don't really know of much about references. I'd probably have to write a couple dozen articles to get the feel for what kinds of sources might be available.
On the subject of layout, I typically have a layout of Course, tributaries (subsection of course), Hydrology, Geography and geology, Watershed, History, Biology, Recreation, although if there isn't enough information for a full section, I typically merge some of the sections or leave them out entirely. --Jakob (talk) 02:02, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
@Jakec: Wow! This is incredible! Thank you so much! I'll save all this information in my notes. I hope you'll be seeing some new Californian water articles in the near future. Face-smile.svg Bananasoldier (talk) 02:08, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Hemlock Run[edit]

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DYK for Bow Creek (Big Wapwallopen Creek)[edit]

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{{coord}}[edit]

One minor point with regard to the use of {{coord}}: One needs to use the "name" parameter only if the name of the feature to which the coordinates apply is different from the title of the article. That parameter is used mainly for individual entries in list articles and the like. Deor (talk) 09:53, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

@Deor: Thanks for the reminder, though I don't add coords to articles often. Off-topic: but did you get my response to your comment at the reference desk? --Jakob (talk) 01:27, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes. Like you, I had concluded that "north branch" was probably what the author of that book was calling the part of Newport Creek above its confluence with the South Branch (or maybe the part above its confluence with the Middle Branch, since he writes that the south branch "joins the main Newport creek"). It would nice to find some independent confirmation for the use of the name "North Branch", though. Deor (talk) 02:33, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

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Triple crown[edit]

I, OhanaUnited, am pleased to thank Jakec for outstanding content contributions with this triple crown. OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:52, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Your Majesty, please come back soon for the imperial jewels. Best regards, OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:52, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! :D --Jakob (talk) 03:06, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Pikes Creek[edit]

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DYK for Harveys Creek[edit]

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DYK for Hunlock Creek[edit]

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Hi, Jakec. I'm just posting to let you know that List of tributaries of Catawissa Creek – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for March 6. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 03:43, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

That's great, thanks! The blurb looks good. --Jakob (talk) 11:32, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Re: Hostyle Gospel sources[edit]

Hi Jakec, thanks for helping out GraceKing123 with Draft:Hostyle Gospel. They asked me for help as well so that they could address some of your comments. I noticed that you removed two sources, Jesus Freak Hideout and Cross Rhythms as questionable. These two sources are actually quite reliable, and are listed among the reliable sources list for Christian music. The first is a highly cited Christian music website with a full editorial staff and oversight. Cross Rhythms was formerly a print publication and is also a radio show, and is probably the largest Christian music source in the UK.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 15:38, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

@3family6: My apologies and also thanks for adding them back. I'm not familiar with the reliable sources for Christian music and had mistaken them for blogs. (I still would've kept them, but they were only being used to source the discography.) Thanks again for correcting my mistake. --Jakob (talk) 15:51, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Apology accepted. There are a lot of websites out there, so if you're not familiar with them and how a specific WikiProject has vetted them, it's quite understandable.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 15:55, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for Watering Run[edit]

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DYK for Pine Creek (Solomon Creek)[edit]

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DYK for Painter Run[edit]

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DYK for Long Run (Elk Run)[edit]

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DYK for Hog Run[edit]

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DYK for Gallows Run[edit]

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DYK for Paddy Run[edit]

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DYK for Brown Creek[edit]

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DYK for Black Creek (Susquehanna River)[edit]

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DYK for Toby Creek[edit]

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DYK for Harveys Lake (Pennsylvania)[edit]

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DYK for Gardner Creek[edit]

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DYK for Wadham Creek[edit]

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