Paddy Run

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Paddy Run
File:Paddy Run near its mouth.JPG
Paddy Run near its mouth
Other name Paddy Run Creek
Origin valley in Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Mouth Susquehanna River in Shickshinny
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Progression Susquehanna River → Chesapeake Bay
Length 1.0 mi (1.6 km)
Source elevation between 1,020 and 1,040 feet (310 and 320 m)
Mouth elevation 482 ft (147 m)

Paddy Run (also known as Paddy Run Creek[1]) is a tributary of the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is approximately 1.0 mile (1.6 km) long and flows through Salem Township and Shickshinny.[2] The stream is in the United States Geological Survey quadrangle of Shickshinny. It has been used as an industrial water supply for the E.E. Stackhouse Coal Company. The stream was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on February 1, 1990.

Course

Paddy Run begins a valley in Salem Township. It flows east for several tenths of a mile before turning east-northeast. After a short distance, the stream exits its valley and enters Shickshinny. It turns east and crosses US Route 11. A short distance further downstream, it reaches its confluence with the Susquehanna River.[2]

Geography and geology

The elevation near the mouth of Paddy Run is 482 feet (147 m) above sea level.[3] The elevation of the stream's source is between 1,020 and 1,040 feet (310 and 320 m) above sea level.[2]

The watershed of Paddy Run is relatively mountainous and is situated on the Salem coal basins. The stream flows down the eastern side of Rocky Mountain.[4]

Paddy Run accumulates drift to some degree as it flows along its course. However, due to the high speed of its waters, it does not deposit significant amounts of drift along its course. One more mine sheets occur in the stream's watershed.[4]

Watershed

Paddy Run is entirely within the United States Geological Survey quadrangle of Shickshinny.[3] The stream is in Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 260 for most of its length.[5]

History

Paddy Run was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on February 1, 1990. Its identifier in the Geographic Names Information System is 1202476.[3]

The Paddy Run Coal Company was established in Shickshinny by John M. Stackhouse and his brother Cyrus Stackhouse in the 19th century.[6] In the late 1800s, the mouth of Paddy Run was on the Pennsylvania Canal at the Salem Coal Breakers.[4] Along with Rocky Run, the stream was used as an industrial water supply for the E.E. Stackhouse Coal Company. The water was supplied via gravity from small reservoirs.[1]

Susquehanna Haul & Drilling, LLC has a permit to reprocess anthracite refuse in Salem Township and Shickshinny, with Paddy Run being the receiving stream for the operation's waste. The permit was granted on April 12, 2012.[7]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Water Supply Commission of Pennsylvania (1921), Water Resources Inventory Report ..., Part 6, p. 369<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Geological Survey, The National Map Viewer, retrieved January 19, 2015<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Geographic Names Information System, Feature Detail Report for: Paddy Run, retrieved January 19, 2015<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Pennsylvania Geological Survey (1887), Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, Part 3, pp. 928–930<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. PPL Utilities, Susquehanna-Roseland 500kV Transmission Line (PDF), retrieved January 20, 2015<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Horace Edwin Hayden, Alfred Hand, John Woolf Jordan (1906), Genealogical and Family History of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys, Pennsylvania, Volume, Lewis Publishing Company, p. 324 <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Actions on Coal and Noncoal Mining Activity Applications", Pennsylvania Bulletin, retrieved January 20, 2015<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>