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Image of Wheeling Creek watershed in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  This image links to a more detailed image.Wheeling Creek is a tributary of the Ohio River and drains a portion of the northern panhandle of West Virginia and the southwestern area of Pennsylvania. The total drainage basin area is approximately 76,557 km2 (29.559 mi2), and consists of forested, agricultural, urban, and industrial landforms. Wheeling Creek is typical of the upper Ohio River tributary streams. Left: Wheeling Creek watershed in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Trevor Harris

Image showing Wheeling Creek streams draped over elevation.  This image links to a more detailed image.The U.S. Geological Survey provides the information for topographic maps as digital files called Digital Line Graphs and Digital Elevation Models. These can be superimposed on each other to produce a digitally generated scene of an area using a Geographic Information System. The scene to the left was produced to help identify the geomorphological structure of the Wheeling Creek watershed. Left: Wheeling Creek streams draped over elevation. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Trevor Harris

 

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