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Old Dock Creek Back Again

The water main break at 3rd and Walnut forced a realization of some old hydrology.  The burst resurrected old Dock Creek, if only for an hour, thanks to the professionalism of your water department. True, as these photos and diagrams show, Dock Creek flowed again and followed the old defiles of its watershed. Before it was sewerized in the late 18th century, Dock Creek would flow into the Delaware at roughly front street.  Today because of 95‘s damming effect the flow became bottled up near the Korean War Memorial, forming something of a broad estuary.[RAISE YOUR HAND IN THE AIR, IF YOU'RE A TRUE PWD PLAYA]
[YOU, GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE]
[HILLS MAP OF 1808 SHOWING THE BROAD ESTUARY OF THE DOCK] [DOCK CREEK WATERSHED, LOCATION OF THE BREAK AND DIRECTION OF FLOW, 2012]

[DOCK CREEK WATERSHED, TOPO, 2012]

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2 thoughts on “Old Dock Creek Back Again

  1. benchmcnabb72 on said:

    Horrible crieek humar from thoose clowns talking in that video

  2. local ecologist on said:

    Look at the curve in the road!

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