Slate Run

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Slate Run
Slate run watershed.jpg
Slate Run watershed from Francis Road
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Tioga County, Lycoming County
Source confluence of Cushman Branch and Francis Branch
 - location Tioga State Forest, Tioga County
 - elevation 1,156 ft (352 m) [1]
 - coordinates 41°33′00″N 77°33′14″W / 41.55000°N 77.55389°W / 41.55000; -77.55389 [2]
Mouth Pine Creek
 - location Slate Run, Tiadaghton State Forest, Lycoming County
 - elevation 732 ft (223 m) [2]
 - coordinates 41°28′21″N 77°30′16″W / 41.47250°N 77.50444°W / 41.47250; -77.50444Coordinates: 41°28′21″N 77°30′16″W / 41.47250°N 77.50444°W / 41.47250; -77.50444 [2]
Length 7.3 mi (11.7 km)
Location of the mouth of Slate Run in Pennsylvania

Slate Run is a 7.3-mile-long (11.7 km)[3] tributary of Pine Creek in Tioga and Lycoming counties, Pennsylvania in the United States.[4]

Formed by the confluence of two of its tributaries, the Francis Branch and the Cushman Branch, Slate Run flows generally southeast to join Pine Creek at the community of Slate Run. The first 0.5 miles (0.8 km) or so of the main stem are in the Tioga State Forest in Tioga County, and the rest passes through the Tiadaghton State Forest in Lycoming County. Named tributaries include Morris Run and Red Run, which enter from the left, and Manor Fork, which enters from the right.[5]

Slate Run, a popular fishery, supports wild brook and brown trout. Fishing is allowed year-round, but anglers are limited to fly fishing with barbless hooks and must return all caught trout to the stream. Other fish in the creek include eastern blacknose dace, longnose dace, slimy sculpins, and white suckers.[6]

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  1. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  2. ^ a b c "Slate Run". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. August 2, 1979. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 8, 2011
  4. ^ Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6
  5. ^ United States Geological Survey. "United States Topographic Map". TopoQuest. Retrieved September 4, 2012.  The relevant map quadrangles for the entire stream from mouth to source are Slate Run and Lee Fire Tower.
  6. ^ Detar, Jason (2004). "Biologist Reports: Slate Run". Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Retrieved September 4, 2012.