Peters Creek (Pennsylvania)


Peters Creek (Pennsylvania)

Peters Creek is a stream that runs through southwestern Pennsylvania in the United States. About fifty miles long, Peters Creek starts in Washington County and flows through Washington and Allegheny counties. Peters Creek is a tributary to the Monongahela River and part of the Mississippi River watershed.

Peters Creek starts in Nottingham Township, Pennsylvania and empties into the Monongahela River at Clairton, Pennsylvania.

Watershed

The Peters Creek watershed is a diverse fifty square miles in southwestern Allegheny County and northeastern Washington County. From the heavy industry in the east where Peters Creeks enters the Mon River, to the commercial northeast, the suburban northern communities, and the still rural and farming south, the watershed is a veritable patchwork of landuse types. There is also a county park, a turnpike, a landfill, and a coalmining legacy to add to the mix. Some communities are relatively stable while others are undergoing rapid development. Peters Creek and its tributaries provide utility to them all in a myriad of ways. We are blessed in western Pennsylvania with an abundance of fresh water and it is our responsibility to make sure that it is used wisely. [ [http://www.peterscreek.org/ Welcome to Peters Creek Watershed Association Web Site ] ]

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