Tygart Valley River
The Tygart Valley River, sometimes known as
the Tygart River, is a principal tributary of the Monongahela
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The source of the Tygart Valley River is in the Allegheny Mountains in
Pocahontas County, West Virginia. What is the elevation?
- 4,540 feet
- 4,550 feet
- 4,560 feel
2. What is the length of the river?
- 160 miles
- 260 miles
- 360 miles
3. Downstream of Elkins, the Tygart Valley River
passes through a gap between Rich Mountain and Laurel Mountain, which
are considered to be part of the westernmost ridge of the Allegheny
Mountains and the boundary between the Alleghenies and the Allegheny
4. The Buckhannon River joins the Tygart Valley
River just downstream of Carrollton, approximately four miles southwest
of what West Virginia city?
5. What is the river that joins the Tygart Valley
River, approximately five miles south of Philippi and a few miles
upstream of the mouth of the Buckhannon River?
- Kittle Creek
- Birch Fork
- Middle Fork River
6. Just upstream of Grafton, the river was
impounded by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam to form Tygart Lake.
When was the dam built?
7. What is the state park located between Grafton
- Valley Falls State Park
- Rolling Hills State Park
- International Falls State Park
8. The Tygart Valley was first settled by
Europeans in 1753 when David Tygart (for whom the valley and river are
named) and Robert Files (or Foyle) located (separately) with their
families. They settled in the vicinity of what present-day town?
9. The United States Board on Geographic Names
settled on "Tygart River" as the stream's name in 1902, and
changed it to "Tygart Valley River" in 1950.
10. The Tygart Valley River flows into the
Monongahela River at Fairmont, West Virginia. What is the elevation?
- 863 feet
- 873 feet
- 883 feet