Manada Creek

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Manada Creek
Manada Creek at the Jonestown Road bridge.jpg
Jonestown Road Bridge at Manada Hill, Pennsylvania (replacement underway as of May 2011).
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Dauphin, Lebanon
 - left Walnut Run
Cities Sandbeach, Manadahill, Manada Gap, Fort Indiantown Gap
Source Fort Indiantown Gap
 - location East Hanover Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
 - coordinates 40°26′29″N 76°38′41″W / 40.44139°N 76.64472°W / 40.44139; -76.64472
Mouth Swatara Creek
 - location Sand Beach, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
 - elevation 348 ft (106 m)
 - coordinates 40°18′16″N 76°40′08″W / 40.30444°N 76.66889°W / 40.30444; -76.66889Coordinates: 40°18′16″N 76°40′08″W / 40.30444°N 76.66889°W / 40.30444; -76.66889
Length 17.0 mi (27 km)
Basin 32.2 sq mi (83 km2)
Discharge for Manada Gap, Pennsylvania
 - average 23 cu ft/s (1 m3/s)
 - max 987 cu ft/s (28 m3/s)
 - min 8 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)

Manada Creek (historically Monodoy Creek) [1][2] is a 17.0-mile-long (27.4 km) [3] tributary of Swatara Creek in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The watershed drains approximately 32 sq mi (83 km).

The name is derived in Lenape, meaning "an island".[4] The creek is born in Blue Mountain at Fort Indiantown Gap, East Hanover Township. It meanders southwest to flow through Manada Gap, Pennsylvania creating a water gap through Blue Mountain. The creek continues through West Hanover Township in Dauphin County, passing through forests and agricultural farmland. Here, it enters the border between East Hanover and West Hanover townships. Walnut Run joins Manada Creek throughout the eastern border East Hanover Township. The creek passes under Interstate 81 and US Route 22 before it joins Swatara Creek along the outskirts of the unincorporated community of Sand Beach.

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