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  Allegheny River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Allegheny River (historically, especially in New York state, also spelled Allegany River) is a principal tributary of the Ohio River, which it forms with the Monongahela River at the downtown Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle "point".
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.
During the 19th century, the river became a principal means of navigation in the upper Ohio valley, especially for the transport of coal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Allegheny_River   (653 words)

 The History of Clarion County
Clarion County, erected on March 11, 1839, from parts of Venango and Armstrong counties, is named for the Clarion River, as is the county seat town of Clarion.
Thense the river was known as the Clarion River.
Clarion County was within the oil producing region of the state and shared in the development of this natural resource after the drilling of "Colonel" Edwin L. Drake’s well at Titusville in 1859.
www.co.clarion.pa.us /history.html   (3740 words)

 Clarion River - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Clarion River is a tributary of the Allegheny River, approximately 110 mi (177 km) long, in west central Pennsylvania in the United States.
It drains a mountainous area of the Allegheny Plateau in the Ohio River watershed, flowing through narrow serpentine valleys and hardwood forests.
The river flows generally WSW across western Pennsylvania in a tight meandering course past Ridgway and Clarion.
www.open-encyclopedia.com /Clarion_River   (170 words)

 Cooksburg, PA - Cooks Forest State Park
I first became aware of the Clarion River and the roads that snake along its banks and cut up through the forest and over the ridges in the mid-1960s when, as a summer camper with the YMCA, I signed up for canoe trips and learned to love this region of Pennsylvania.
From the Allegheny River confluence, the river traces upstream through Clarion County to the place where the river forms the boundary between Forest and Jefferson counties, and later between Elk and Jefferson counties.
River Road traces the course of the river between the upstream town of Hallton and Cooksburg at the junction of Clarion, Forest and Jefferson counties.
www.modalchoice.com /trails/cooksburg2004.htm   (1022 words)

 Love's Canoe Rentals & The Clarion River
You'll find primitive campsites abound and that flat shelves for dry, level tent locations are parallel to the river at the base of the wooded hills, which engulf much of this stretch.
The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was passed by Congress in 1968.
The goal is "to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural or recreational features in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations".
www.ncentral.com /~dlove/lcanoe.htm   (425 words)

 Outdoors: Clarion River Sojourn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Clarion River Sojourn is coordinated by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and sponsored by the Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Organization of Watersheds and Rivers, and the Pennsylvania American Water Company.
The Clarion River begins in McKean County and flows southwestward toward its union with the Allegheny near Foxburg, Clarion County.
The Clarion was once considered the most heavily polluted stream in Pennsylvania but mine reclamation, pollution control and the return of forests throughout the watershed have brought the river back to life.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05163/520541.stm   (927 words)

 About the Trail
The Clarion River is one of the major tributaries of the Allegheny River and is therefore within the Ohio River watershed.
Today, the river is recovering from degradation because many people from local industry, government and nonprofit organizations have been working together to restore it for all to enjoy.
The Clarion River Water Trail map project is a joint effort by the residents of the area, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service – Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
sites.state.pa.us /Fish/watertrails/clarion/abouttrail.htm   (949 words)

 East Branch Clarion River Lake: LRP, USACE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
East Branch Clarion River Lake is operated to provide low flow augmentation for water quality in the East Branch Clarion, Allegheny, and upper Ohio rivers.
The principal water quality targets are paper mill wastes in the upper Clarion River and acid mine drainage from bituminous coal mines in the lower Clarion River.
A reduction in the alkalinity and buffering capacity of waters stored in East Branch Clarion River Lake and discharged from the dam limits the effectiveness of operations to augment flows downstream of the dam for mitigation of the impacts of additional sources of AMD.
www.lrp.usace.army.mil /ed/tech/water/clarion.html   (775 words)

 Allegheny River Basin: Acid Mine Drainage and Redediation Opportunties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the same period, the mean annual acidities of the three most significant sources of AMD in the lower Clarion River, Piney, Deer and Licking Creeks, declined by 65, 49, and 87 percent, respectively.
Storage in the East Branch Clarion River Lake is dedicated to pollution mitigation along the length of the Clarion River, and the District coordinates closely with the privately owned Piney Dam peaking hydropower station to assure that they bypass East Branch Lake augmentation discharges and do not interfere with our water quality operations.
The second initiative is the East Branch Clarion River tributary AMD restoration program which involves the placement of limestone sands in the channels of thirteen tributaries degraded by acid mine drainage, acid deposition, and poorly buffered soils.
www.lrp.usace.army.mil /ed/oper/water/amd-ar.html   (1186 words)

 Penn State Students Help Win Clarion River Scenic Designation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The research, conducted in conjunction with Allegheny National Forest officials, was compiled for consideration of the Clarion as a national wild and scenic river under the national Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, legislation that protects and preserves American rivers.
"The Clarion River study is the kind of project that we in the department of landscape architecture greatly value--an opportunity for students to gain 'real world' experience while providing significant service to the Commonwealth," said Eliza Pennypacker, professor and head of Penn State's department of landscape architecture.
On October 19, 1996, legislation declaring over 50 miles of the Clarion River suitable for Wild and Scenic River designation was signed into federal law by President Clinton after unanimous approval in both the Pennsylvania State Senate and the United States Congress.
www.psu.edu /ur/archives/AG_ENVIRONMENT/clarion.html   (668 words)

 Clarion River -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It drains a mountainous area of the (Click link for more info and facts about Allegheny Plateau) Allegheny Plateau in the (A river that is formed in western Pennsylvania and flows westward to become a tributary of the Mississippi River) Ohio River watershed, flowing through narrow serpentine valleys and hardwood forests.
The river flows generally WSW across western Pennsylvania in a tight (A curve in a stream) meandering course past (Click link for more info and facts about Ridgway) Ridgway and (A medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone) Clarion.
In 1996 the (The legislature of the United States government) United States Congress designated approximately 52 mi (83 km) of the upper river as the Clarion Wild and Scenic River as part of the (Click link for more info and facts about National Wild and Scenic River) National Wild and Scenic River program.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/C/Cl/Clarion_River.htm   (263 words)

 Nature Tourism -Rivers and Streams
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.
Known for its forested landscapes and large meandering bends, the Clarion is a fantastic river to canoe or float.
Fishing along the Clarion is very popular, especially for trout and bass, and swimming during the hottest months of the summer is common.
naturetourism.allegheny.edu /water_riversstreams.html   (953 words)

 Bicycling / Mountain Biking Around The Clarion River, Cook Forest and The Allegheny National Forest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bicycling in the area is typically done along the scenic Clarion River.
Bicycling along the Clarion River is probably most enjoyable during the weekdays or in the "off peak" season (when there is not so much automobile traffic to contend with).
Enjoy the Clarion, a nationally designated wild and scenic river as it winds through breathtaking countryside and branches off to Toby Creek, crossing a half dozen runs along the way.
www.macbethscabins.com /activities/bicycling.shtm   (213 words)

 WPC Natural Resource Conservation Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WPC conducted its first purchase of land along the Clarion River in 1976, inaugurated by a $2 million grant from the R.K. Mellon Foundation.
The Clarion River and its tributaries were important for transporting of timber to Pittsburgh (the rafting logging era of the mid 1800s).
The river may be the focal point, but would not be as attractive if the support facilities did not exist.
www.paconserve.org /rc/cr.html   (881 words)

 LVFMS-Clarion River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Clarion River is a quiet winding river tucked deep in the heart of undisturbed forests and steep-sided hills of the Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania.
The words and music for Clarion River -- arranged in the style of an old time Appalachian folk song with guitar and autoharp -- were composed in 1997 by Robert Norman Miller, one of the Folk Society's members, who often visits there.
The picture in the background is a view of the Clarion River in late summer taken 2 miles south of the village of Clarington in Forest County, Pa.
www.lvfolkmusicsociety.org /clarion.html   (165 words)

 Clarion River Greenways PLan
Located in northwestern Pennsylvania and flowing 101 miles through Elk, Forest, Jefferson, and Clarion Counties, the Clarion River empties into the Allegheny River near Parker, PA. In 1996, 51.7 miles of the river were federally designated Scenic and Recreational under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
The objectives of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System are to (1) protect and enhance the river’s free flowing character and outstandingly remarkable values, and (2) make the river and these values available to the public through managed development.
A riparian buffer along a river or creek, a type of conservation or ecological greenway, traps sediment and nutrients, shades and cools the water, and also protects the bank from erosion, while providing a natural habitat for wildlife.
www.pagreatoutdoors.com /whatsnew/wn08_18_2004D.html   (1160 words)

 The Derrick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, he said he agrees with the Clarion County commissioners in their concerns that local government officials and residents weren't adequately informed of the conservancy's plans from the start.
Clarion County is covered by the Northwest Pennsylvania Planning Commission.
Last week, Clarion commissioners approved a resolution that calls for all submissions of grant applications of planning proposals such as land management policies for both public and private land or water or public river access.
www.thederrick.com /stories/11072003-5008.shtml   (521 words)

 Bridges: Abandoned Historic Steel Truss Railroad Bridge At The Mouth Of The Clarion River At The Allegheny River In ...
We almost think of this bridge as an Allegheny River Bridge since it crosses the mouth of the Clarion River within a stone's throw from Allegheny waters.
This railroad bridge over the Clarion River, on the east side of the Allegheny, is easily visible from Highway 268 on the west side of the Allegheny.
From this bridge's deck, one can view the Foxburg Bridge to the north, the Parker Bridge to the south, the Clarion River to the east and the Allegheny River to the west.
www.venangoil.com /bridgesclarionmouth.html   (426 words)

 A HISTORY OF THE Lake Erie Franklin & Clarion Railroad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The idea of building a railroad from Summerville, in Jefferson County, to Clarion, in Clarion County, was considered at least as early as 1895.
On November 10, 1913, the Pennsylvania Northern, the Pennsylvania Southern, and the Pittsburgh, Clarion and Franklin were consolidated to form the Lake Erie, Franklin and Clarion, with General Miller as the sole owner.
The general offices of the Lake Erie, Franklin and Clarion are in Clarion at the end of the road, and the company's three diesel-electric locomotives are housed there also.
draco.scsu.edu /LEFCmorehistory.html   (1528 words)

There are millions of little fl toads - (tree toads?) tiny ones, everywhere, coming out of the Clarion River.
Across the river is a cluster of sycamore trees.
An old tree long ago was damaged or cut down and the roots were still alive so it "root sprouted".
www.dancingwithghosts.homestead.com /45_clarionriver.html   (256 words)

 Vicksburg preparing for rising Mississippi River - The Clarion-Ledger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The river crested at 39.3 feet Dec. 21.
While the river will be above flood stage, officials don't expect it to cause any damage to the murals painted on the floodwall during the past three years.
That structure and the one at the Little Sunflower River are used to keep water from the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers from backing into the South Delta.
www.clarionledger.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050119/NEWS01/50119012/1002   (487 words)

 Welcome to Clarion County
The Clarion County Park is one of the nicest county-owned facilities in Pennsylvania with a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities available for everyone.
The Clarion County Fair is held in late luly.
The people of Clarion County take pride in their community, and we would like to extend this invitation to you and your family to explore and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
www.co.clarion.pa.us /welcome.html   (349 words)

 Map points
This town is dominated by a large paper mill, once considered one of the biggest polluters of the river until it was sold to Willamette Industries, Inc. Extensive renovation and expansion of the mill have had a tremendous effect on the Clarion River’s water quality.
Clarion County Historical Society Museum: The museum is a white-pillared mansion built in 1874 by Thomas Sutton.
Callensburg: Callensburg is located along the Clarion River at the intersection of PA routes 368 and 58.
sites.state.pa.us /Fish/watertrails/clarion/points.htm   (2745 words)

 Northwest Pennsylvania's Great Outdoors Destinations Ridgway
The Clarion is located in northwestern Pennsylvania and a major tributary to the Allegheny River.
From Ridgway in Elk County to the backwaters of the Piney Reservoir in Clarion County, 51.7 miles is designated as a National Wild and Scenic River with recreational and scenic segments.
The Clarion is popular for family canoeing, as well as for trophy brown trout and small mouth bass fishing.
www.pagreatoutdoors.com /destinations/ridgway.html   (1468 words)

 Timberwolf Lodge - Clarion River, Pennsylvania
Overlooking the tranquil Clarion River and surrounded by old-growth forests, the Timberwolf Lodge is one of Clarion River's best-kept secrets.
Over the years it has changed hands and is now owned by Clarion native Cutty Culbertson, who has added brick patios, balconies, docks, and almost doubled the square footage with a two-story addition.
Accented with native flowers, the manicured grounds overlooking the river are the perfect place to hold your special event.
www.cuttystimberwolflodge.com   (235 words)

 American Whitewater - River Reach #3853   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Deer Creek (Clarion River trib), PA Shippenville to Clarion River (Lower Deer Creek)
Deer Creek is a small creek that drains into the Clarion River.
There are over 20 class II(+) rapids between the Tunnel and the mouth, including a pair of nice surfing waves on river right near the end.
www.americanwhitewater.org /rivers/id/3853   (622 words)

 Clarion River - PA
Along the river there are many kayakable creeks, many of which are very challenging and exciting.
The "Clarion" Millcreek has many class III rapids and very limited strainers and also has in store some beautiful cliffs and a couple of waterfalls that you can kayak under.
To access the Clarion River many state and federal drops are provided at regular distances all along the river.
www.paddling.net /places/showReport.html?396   (254 words)

 Clarion River Water Trail Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Clarion River is one of the major tributaries of the Allegheny River and is within the Ohio River watershed.
The river enters the Allegheny River at river mile 85 (upstream of Pittsburgh).
The map explains all the different areas of the river from the upper portion starting at East Branch Lake to the Lower Clarion that ends in Parker Landing connecting it to the great Allegheny River.
www.pagreatoutdoors.com /pressroom/pr080204.html   (263 words)

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