Valley Creek

Valley Creek (HMJDY)

Location: King of Prussia, PA 19406 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 6.063', W 75° 27.702'

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Meandering through History

— Valley Forge National Historical Park —

Valley Creek flows through the historic Village of Valley Forge to its confluence with the Schuykill River, just downstream of this point. Once the primary source of water and power for a bustling town, it now is one of the park's most important natural resources. It is designated as an Exceptional Value Watershed and a Class A Wild Trout Fishery - remarkable qualities in such an urbanized region.

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Valley Creek is cleaner than at any time in the last 300 years. Threats to the creek have changed over time. Once polluted by raw sewage and toxic chemicals, today sediment and warm temperatures degrade aquatic habitat, a result of paving and building on lands upstream of the park. With less open land where rainwater can sink in, there are increasingly frequent and intense floods. Floodwaters are warm, contain sediment from collapsing stream banks, and wash in roadway pollutants such as oil. Raging waters also wash out archeological resources along the creek, and even threaten the Covered Bridge and Washington's Headquarters.
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 460647 N 4439075
Decimal Degrees40.10105000, -75.46170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 6.063', W 75° 27.702'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 6' 3.78" N, 75° 27' 42.12" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610, 215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Valley Creek Rd, King of Prussia PA 19406, US
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