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Frankstown Branch Juniata River

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Frankstown Branch Juniata River

The Neff Bridge, spanning the Frankstown Branch northwest of Huntingdon

The Frankstown Branch Juniata River is a 46.0-mile-long (74.0 km)[1] tributary of the Little Juniata River in Blair and Huntingdon Counties, Pennsylvania, in the United States.[2]

The headwater tributaries of the Frankstown Branch rise on the slopes of the Allegheny Front south of Altoona. The Frankstown Branch forms at the village of Claysburg by the confluence of Beaverdam Creek and South Poplar Run, then flows north along the western base of Dunning Mountain. Passing just east of Hollidaysburg, the river turns east briefly before heading northeast along the western base of Lock Mountain. Turning southeast, the river breaks through the mountain in a water gap and passes Williamsburg, then turns north again, now against the western base of Tussey Mountain. Again the river turns east to break through a water gap, then passes the borough of Alexandria before joining the Little Juniata River to form the main stem of the Juniata River.

The Warrior Ridge Dam and Hydroelectric Plant is located on the Frankstown Branch Juniata River in Logan Township and Porter Township in Huntingdon County.[3]


  • Tributaries 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 8, 2011
  2. ^ Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6
  3. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Deborah L. Suciu (November 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Warrior Ridge Dam and Hydroelectric Plant" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-03. 

External links

  • U.S. Geological Survey: PA stream gaging stations

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