Raystown Branch Juniata River

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Raystown Branch Juniata River
Tributary to Juniata River
USACE Raystown Lake Dam.jpg
Raystown Lake Dam on the Raystown Branch Juniata River
Raystown Branch Juniata River is located in Pennsylvania
Raystown Branch Juniata River
Location of the mouth of Raystown Branch Juniata River
Location
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountiesHuntingdon County
Bedford County
Physical characteristics
Sourcedivide between Raystown Branch and Wills Creek
 ⁃ locationabout 1 mile east of Macdonaldton, Pennsylvania
 ⁃ coordinates39°54′57″N 078°53′00″W / 39.91583°N 78.88333°W / 39.91583; -78.88333[1]
 ⁃ elevation2,720 ft (830 m)
MouthJuniata River
 ⁃ location
Ardenheim, Pennsylvania
 ⁃ coordinates
40°27′17″N 077°58′39″W / 40.45472°N 77.97750°W / 40.45472; -77.97750Coordinates: 40°27′17″N 077°58′39″W / 40.45472°N 77.97750°W / 40.45472; -77.97750[1]
 ⁃ elevation
600 ft (180 m)
Length62.14 mi (100.00 km)[2]
Basin size961.96 square miles (2,491.5 km2)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationArdenheim, Pennsylvania
 ⁃ average1,233.99 cu ft/s (34.943 m3/s) at mouth with Juniata River[3]
Basin features
Progressiongenerally north
River systemJuniata River
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftBreastwork Run
Shawnee Branch
Dunning Creek
Pipers Run
Yellow Creek
Dry Run
Ravers Run
Sugar Camp Run
Shy Beaver Creek
Coffee Run
James Creek
Hawns Run
 ⁃ rightWambaugh Run
Cove Creek
Brush Creek
Tub Mill Run
French Run
Kimber Run
Six Mile Run
Shoup Run
Tatman Run
Great Trough Creek
WaterbodiesRaystown Lake

The Raystown Branch Juniata River is the largest and longest tributary of the Juniata River in south-central Pennsylvania in the United States.[4]

The Raystown Branch Juniata River begins along the Allegheny Front in Somerset County and flows 123 miles (198 km) to the confluence with the Juniata River near Huntingdon.[5] It passes through the boroughs of Bedford and Everett along its course.

Approximately 5.4 miles (8.7 km) upstream of the mouth, the United States Army Corps of Engineers Raystown Dam forms Raystown Lake, the largest lake in Pennsylvania.[4]

Bridges[edit]

Tributaries[edit]

(Heading downstream)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GNIS Detail - Raystown Branch Juniata River". geonames.usgs.gov. US Geological Survey. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS Web Application". epa.maps.arcgis.com. US EPA. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Raystown Branch Juniata River Watershed Report". Waters Geoviewer. US EPA. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 8, 2011
  6. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Susan M. Zacher (December 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Diehls Covered Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  7. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes J. Dain Davis (September 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Bridge in Snake Spring Township" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  8. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Deborah L. Suciu (September 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Corbin Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-05.

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