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  Allegheny River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Allegheny River (historically especially in New York state also spelled Allegany River) is a tributary of the Ohio River approximately 325 mi (523 km) long the U.S. states of New York and Pennsylvania.
During the 19th century the river became a principal means navigation in the upper Ohio valley especially the transport of coal.
Although the building of the railroads the importance of the river somewhat the river (navigable as far as East Brady Pennsylvania through locks) has continued to serve route of commercial transportation until the present In 1875 the first U.S. petroleum was drilled of the river at Titusville.
www.freeglossary.com /Allegheny_River   (852 words)

 Allegheny River - Wikipedia
Von dort aus fließt er in nordwestlicher Richtung durch den Staat New York und wieder zurück nach Pennsylvania.
In Pittsburgh entsteht aus dem Allegheny zusammen mit dem Monongahela River der Ohio River, der dann in den Mississippi mündet.
Der Allegheny ist 523 km lang, schiffbar sind davon 110 km zwischen Pittsburgh und East Brady.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Allegheny_River   (81 words)

 Allegheny River --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The river enters New York state where the Allegheny Reservoir is impounded at Allegany State Park; turning southwest, it continues for 120 miles (190 km), meandering to the southeast and again southwest and eventually joining the...
county, southwestern Pennsylvania, U.S., consisting of a hilly region on the Allegheny Plateau bounded to the southeast by the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers and to the northeast by the Allegheny River.
The Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela rivers converge in the centre of the county to form an area known as the Golden Triangle; this was a strategic point of...
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 Middle Allegheny River Water Trail - trail guide
The upper Allegheny River begins as a spring in a farmer's field in northern Pennsylvania's Potter County, near Coudersport.
The Allegheny River Islands Wilderness, totaling 368 acres, is one of the smallest components of the Wilderness System in the United States.
It is maintained by the Allegheny Valley Trails Association, and follows the Allegheny River past the remote village of Brandon.
sites.state.pa.us /PA_Exec/Fish_Boat/watertrails/alleg/trailguide.htm   (4381 words)

 Allegheny River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In eastern Clarion County, it is joined from the east by the Clarion River, one of its principal tributaries.
The conflict over the expansion of British settlement into the Allegheny Valley and the surrounding Ohio Country was a primary cause of the French and Indian War in the 1750s.
The pressure to open the river valley and the surrounding area to settlement is considered by historians to be one of the root causes of the American Revolutionary War in the following decade.
www.wikiverse.org /allegheny-river   (862 words)

 Allegheny Land Trust Home Page
Allegheny Land Trust empowers people to shape the future of their community by providing the technical skills and know-how to protect treasured local open space.
Allegheny Places is the official website for the Allegheny County Comprehensive Plan.
Allegheny Land Trust has produced a color brochure describing the evolution of Dead Man’s Hollow from a less-than-pristine industrial center to a wild place that provides recreational and educational opportunities for the public.
www.alleghenylandtrust.org   (1645 words)

 Allegheny County Communications Division Office of the County Manager   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Allegheny County became a separate political unit in 1788, when the Pennsylvania legislature finally gave in to persistent pressure from settlers in the rapidly growing Pittsburgh area who had difficulty transacting their local government affairs in the county seats of Westmoreland and Washington counties, counties out of which Allegheny County was created.
In addition to supporting important manufacturing activities, Allegheny County also was a rich farming area, and produced a surplus of grain, which could not be shipped back over the mountains because of the expense.
Allegheny County kept pace with the nation during the past century and often surpassed it in many areas of progress.
www.county.allegheny.pa.us /comm/county.asp   (1015 words)

 ninemsn Encarta - Multimedia - Allegheny River, Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Allegheny River travels for 523 km (325 mi) through Pennsylvania and New York.
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it merges with the Monongahela River to form the Ohio River.
Shown here is a portion of the river in Pennsylvania.
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 Nature Tourism -Rivers and Streams
Beyond the importance of the Allegheny watershed, each river and stream in Pennsylvania has exceptional qualities or unique attributes, holding great importance as a means of livelihood and being an aesthetic symbol to the people that live, work, and recreate nearby.
Used as a major transportation route during the colonial period, the Allegheny quickly became the main mode of commerce as timber and eventually oil were shipped from the northwest part of the state south to Pittsburgh.
Once a contaminated river due to polluting industries and mine runoff, the Clarion River has gone through remarkable changes and is now one of the most scenic rivers in northwest Pennsylvania.
naturetourism.allegheny.edu /water_riversstreams.html   (953 words)

 The Mon, the Al, and the O log   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Allegheny River begins in mountains of North Central Pennsylvania near Coudersport, flows north, crosses the state line into New York, then turns south into the Allegheny Reservoir at the Kinzua Dam.
The name "Allegheny" is believed of Native American origin meaning "fair waters." The name of the river has extended to the mountains, the county, and the old city of Allegheny (now North Side) across the river from downtown Pittsburgh.
The biggest river mystery in Pittsburgh is the sinking of the B25 bomber in the Mon near the Hi-Level Bridge in 1956.
www.wqed.org /erc/pghist/logs/rivers.shtml   (787 words)

 Allegheny River Valley Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Allegheny River Valley Trail is a multi-use trail system that allows recreational opportunities such as walking, jogging, bicycling, fishing, cross-country skiing, and in-line skating.
The history of the Allegheny River Trail - Though many people had envisioned a recreational path being constructed along the Allegheny River over the years, it had remained just that -- a vision.
The proposed extension to the existing trail involves the construction of approximately 4,682 linear feet of 10 feet wide paves recreational trail that connects the existing trail to the William Smith Recreation Center, the new JCC, the Olean Middle School on Wayne street.
www.oleanny.com /arvt.html   (278 words)

 Allegheny River Trail
South of Franklin, the trail was built and is maintained by the Allegheny Valley Trails Association (AVTA) and is called the Allegheny River Trail.
The trail is 15 miles of flat, smooth, asphalt surface from Oil City to Brandon, bordered on the west by the Allegheny River, and on the east by woodland.
The spectacular Belmar Bridge over the Allegheny River was built in1907 as part of a railroad built by local oil man Charles Miller and John D. Rockefeller intended to provide passenger and freight service from New York to Chicago.
eagle.clarion.edu /%7Egrads/avta/ART.html   (962 words)

 Allegheny River Source Spring Area, Near Raymond, Allegany Township, Potter County, Pennsylvania (PA) PA49 49
The Allegheny flows to the west of the pond, not into the pond.
But I think it is proper to conclude that the true source of the Allegheny has to be the place from which its waters always flow and that spot is the spring.
First, there is the Allegheny River and its tributaries which drain into the Gulf of Mexico via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers (which in actuality are just misnamed sections of the Allegheny!
www.venangoil.com /alleghenysource.html   (1093 words)

 The Allegheny River Basin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
French Creek and the Clarion River are the major Allegheny tributaries north of the 12th District, while the major tributaries in or on the border of the 12th District are:
Assessments in the late 1960s showed that the Allegheny River was substantially degraded by pollution from abandoned mine drainage, raw sewage, gas well brine and oil pollution, and industrial effluents.
Despite the problems, in the 1970s, the river supported a fairly rich fish fauna, including such game fish as walleye, muskellunge and largemouth bass, although the number of fish was lower in the lower end of the basin.
www.house.gov /murtha/district/alleghny.htm   (868 words)

 Allegheny River Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Allegheny River begins as a spring in a farmer's field off of State Route 49, a couple of miles east of the little town of Colesburg, Pennsylvania, and nine miles from Coudersport, Pennsylvania, in the upper Appalachian Mountains of northern Pennsylvania.
However, lengthy quarrels about who should pay to raise the bridges, which were obstructing traffic on the Allegheny, delayed completion of the work until after the passage of legislation in 1917.
The river has become cleaner in recent years due to environmental control monitored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and supporting efforts by other federal and state agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
www.lrp.usace.army.mil /nav/arback.htm   (589 words)

 Allegheny River - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It drains a rural dissected plateau of 11,580 sq mi (29,992 km²) in the northern Allegheny Plateau, providing the northeasternmost drainage in the watershed of the Mississippi River.
The valley of the river has been one of the most productive areas of energy extraction in U.S. history, with extensive deposits of coal, petroleum, and natural gas.
It enters the Pittsburgh suburbs from the northeast and joins the Monongahela River in downtown Pittsburgh to form the Ohio.
www.free-definition.com /Allegheny-River.html   (693 words)

 Plan to dump fill in Allegheny River halted
The Allegheny River holes -- some 80 feet deep and filled with water devoid of oxygen -- were dug by commercial river sand and gravel dredging companies and are 24 to 36 miles upriver from the Point, between Brackenridge in Allegheny County and Clinton in Armstrong County.
But the plan to move river bottom aggregate from the more industrialized and polluted Monongahela River to the Allegheny has been criticized by environmental and sportsmen's groups concerned that the fill material is contaminated.
Dowling said suspension of the Allegheny River hole filling plan would not affect the pending renewal of permits for four companies that want to continue dredging sand and gravel from the river.
www.post-gazette.com /healthscience/20020828dredge4.asp   (607 words)

 Northeastern Naturalist: Status of fishes of the allegheny River watershed of New York State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The ichthyofauna of the Allegheny River drainage is important because of the number of rare fish species present in the drainage (26) when compared to other New York drainages.
The river is dammed approximately 21 stream km downstream of the state line by Kinzua Dam.
The Allegheny River, a sixth-order stream (Meixler and Bain 1998) has wide riffles that are wadeable in summer, and long, deep pools that have high eroding banks.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3845/is_199901/ai_n8847674   (1494 words)

 Congressman John E. Peterson Press Office
Pleasantville, PA Congressman John Peterson (R-PA/5) announced today that the Allegheny River and Sandy Creek Trails in Venango County are among 27 trails nationwide that have been approved for inclusion in the National Recreation Trails System by U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton.
The Allegheny River Trail, together with the Samuel Justus Trail, is a 25-mile paved rail-trail which runs between Oil City and Brandon through Franklin, offering scenic views of the Allegheny River and surrounding woodland.
The Allegheny River Trail and Sandy Creek Trail were built and are maintained by the Allegheny Valley Trails Association.
www.house.gov /johnpeterson/press/june04/061404trailsdesignation.htm   (830 words)

 Fisherman drowned in the Allegheny River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Authorities are investigating why a fisherman apparently drowned in the Allegheny River Sunday afternoon.
Fire department crews dragged the section of the river between the dam and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge near the Plum shore for about two hours after Walters disappeared.
Drowning is "rather frequent" in the Allegheny "especially at Lock 3 in Plum," the chief said.
www.airsearchrescue.com /plum.htm   (369 words)

 Allegheny River - PA
The stretch of river from the dam down to the city of Warren, Pa. is about 8 miles.
The river is lined with camps in some areas and quite isolated in other areas.
For river flow we use the USGS gauge in Warren, PA. and also the West Hickory gauge for the Allegheny river.
www.paddling.net /places/showReport.html?111   (435 words)

 Corps Renames Allegheny River Lock to Honor Veteran Congressman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has renamed an Allegheny River lock in honor of a veteran U.S. Congressman who was born in Harmarville, Pennsylvania and raised along the river.
The Corps' lock and dam facility on the Allegheny River is 14.5 miles upstream of the Point in Pittsburgh and it controls a 9.7 mile upstream pool that supports commercial navigation and recreational boating.
The lock is one of 23 on the Three Rivers in the Pittsburgh District, eight of which are located on the Allegheny River.
www.usace.army.mil /inet/functions/cw/hot_topics/7may_lock.htm   (519 words)

 200 evacuated after derailment sends tanker cars into Allegheny River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Two of the tanker cars that ended up in the river were filled with anhydrous hydrogen fluoride, a caustic concentrated gas that turns into hydrofluoric acid when mixed with water.
The river worked as a positive factor for the contents of the derailed tanker because the water diluted the hydrofluoric acid as it flowed downriver and helped prevent the gas from being released into the air, said Bob Full, the county's emergency management director.
Though the river worked partially to neutralize the chemical, Dzombak and Bialosky each said the leaking hydrogen fluoride gas, which turns into hydrofluoric acid when it hits the water, will cause damage to the aquatic life around the tanker.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05032/450926.stm   (1213 words)

 Lock and Dam 3
Lock and Dam 3 is one of eight major river facilities on the Allegheny River.
It was opened for navigation in October 1934, replacing the original lock built at river mile 17.0 at Springdale, PA, between 1897-1904.
This type of dam is basically a concrete weir or wall across the river which keeps the river channel upriver of the project deep enough for navigation -- about 9 feet or more.
www.lrp.usace.army.mil /nav/l3ar.htm   (233 words)

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