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Wikipedia Description: Sligo Creek
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Sligo Creek is a free-flowing tributary of the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River. (The Anacostia, in turn, feeds into the Potomac River and eventually empties into the Atlantic Ocean via Chesapeake Bay.) The creek is approximately 8.3 statute miles (13.4 km) long, with a drainage area of about 11.6 mi˛ (38 km˛).
The creek rises in the Kemp Mill section of Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland, and joins with Northwest Branch near the City of Hyattsville in Prince George's County. The lower portion of the creek has been channelized. Elevations in the subwatershed range from 450 feet (137 meters) above sea level to 35 feet (10.6 metres) at the confluence with Northwest Branch; the average gradient for the course of the creek is 0.72%.
Contributing streams that flow into the creek include: Wheaton Branch, Comstock Branch, Takoma Park Branch, and Long Branch.
Sligo Creek is one of the most heavily urbanized subwatersheds in the Anacostia watershed, with a population density of 7,081 people per square mile. 75% of the watershed is in Montgomery County, 20% is in Prince George's County, and 5% is in the District of Columbia. Less than 15% of the subwatershed is undeveloped and only 10% is forested. Less than 0.01% is wetlands.
From its source to the confluence with the Northwest Branch, the creek crosses through the communities of Silver Spring, Wheaton, Takoma Park, Carole Highlands, Chillum and Hyattsville.
A hiker-biker trail runs along the creek from Wheaton to the confluence, where it connects with the Anacostia trail system. An automobile parkway runs along many parts of the creek in Montgomery County.
Sligo Creek was named after the crossroads named "Sligo" founded in the mid 19th century by Irish immigrant workers on the C&O Canal. Sligo crossroads was located at Colesville Road and the 7th Street Pike, currently the corner of Colesville Road and Georgia ...More...
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2020 photos: Well, that was a year, wasn't it? The COVID-19 pandemic cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and then the BLM protests started followed by the child president trying to steal the election in November. Trump's handling of the pandemic has been a series of disastrous missteps and lies, encouraging his minions to not wear masks and increasing the deaths here. As the chant goes -- Hey, hey, POTUS-A; how many folks did you kill today?
Number of photos taken this year: about 246,000, the fewest number of photos I had taken in any year since 2007.