Allegheny River


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Allegheny River

A river rising in north-central Pennsylvania and flowing about 523 km (325 mi) northwest into New York then southwest into Pennsylvania again, where it joins the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River.
Word History: The Iroquois who inhabited western Pennsylvania considered the Allegheny to be the upper part of the Ohio River. Iroquois Ohio means "beautiful river" (oh-, "river"; -io, "good, fine, beautiful"). When the Delaware, an Algonquian people, moved to western Pennsylvania in the 1700s and displaced the Iroquois, they translated Iroquoian Ohio into Delaware, yielding welhik-heny, "most beautiful stream" (welhik, "most beautiful"; heny, "stream"). The name Welhik-heny was then anglicized as Allegheny.
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Noun1.Allegheny River - a river that rises in Pennsylvania and flows north into New York and then back south through Pennsylvania again to join the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh which is the beginning of the Ohio RiverAllegheny River - a river that rises in Pennsylvania and flows north into New York and then back south through Pennsylvania again to join the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh which is the beginning of the Ohio River
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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Ley enjoys fishing, hockey and vacationing at a family cabin on the Allegheny River north of Pittsburgh.
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Armstrong County West Hills Area Water Pollution Control Authority received a $6,603,500 loan to construct various sewage treatment system modifications in order to eliminate discharges of untreated sewage into the Allegheny River that occur during wet weather.
After a brief stopover on the Allegheny River near the Robcrto Clcmente Bridge--for its welcoming party and to kick off Pittsburgh's International Festival of Firsts--the Duck was towed slightly south and anchored 20 feet off Point State Park, a 36-acre meadow where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers flow together to form the Ohio.
Cueto, who came in 8-2 at the ballpark by the Allegheny River, even lost his grip on the ball while standing on the mound.
It appears at the moment that we're in a good position," said Robert Kaemmerer, vice president of finance for the operation that sprawls across 107 acres along the Allegheny River in Warren.
Another woman's body was washed into the Allegheny River, where she was found Saturday morning.
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The final 5 papers discuss issues of stocking and culture, with a report on paddlefish restoration to the Upper Ohio and Allegheny River systems and two papers on studies of Age-0 paddlefish survival, ecology, and habitat use.
The $190-million twin Allegheny River Bridges in Pennsylvania (to be completed in 2010) will replace a 55-year-old steel truss structure.
Sluder was fishing in basically the same watershed, 20 miles to the south in Allegheny Reservoir, an impoundment of the Allegheny River.
The Two Mile Creek Interceptor is routed for several blocks beneath homes and swimming pools, so that portion will be rerouted to follow the Allegheny River Recreational Trail.

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