Tunkhannock Creek (Susquehanna River)
Tunkhannock Creek looking upstream near Nicholson, Pennsylvania
|Main source||Jackson Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania|
|River mouth||Susquehanna River in Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
|Progression||Tunkhannock Creek → Susquehanna River → Chesapeake Bay|
|Basin size||413 sq mi (1,070 km2)|
|Length||42.3 mi (68.1 km)|
English translations of the Lenni-Lenape Tunkhannock vary, including "meeting of the waters", "small stream", "wilderness stream", and "wooded stream". Most sources note, however, that hanna, as in Susque-, Toby-, Loyal-, Tunkhannock, and Lackawanna, suggests "moving water."
Tunkhannock Creek is traced northeast along PA Highway 92 to its source of Cheraine Pond near Jackson. It has an East Branch that rises in Herrick Township to the east and north of Elk Mountain and a South Branch that rises near Montdale in Scott Township. Tunkhannock Creek's major tributaries include, Nine Partners Creek, East Branch Tunkhannock Creek Horton Creek, Martins Creek, Hop Bottom Creek, and East Branch Tunkhannock Creek.
South Branch Tunkhannock Creek
The South Branch joins the main branch approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) downstream of the community of East Lemon, and approximately 6.3 miles (10.1 km) upstream of the Susquehanna River.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 8, 2011
- Barnes Stone, Joyce E (1 October 1997). "Tunkhannock Creek Conservation Plan" (PDF). Pennsylvania Environmental Council. p. 2. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6