Army Corps of Engineers and
US Geological Service (USGS)
Sinking Homes Studies

Fascinating surveys of several Philadelphia neighborhoods that grew up around two buried streams, Wingohocking Creek and Wissinoming Creek. This report, which included many photographs of the neighborhoods in question, is no longer available on the Web, so I have posted two PDF files related to the study directly on this site. The files can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Mapping Buried Stream Valleys in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
USGS Fact Sheet FS-117-00. 2000

Geographic Information System Analysis of Topographic Change in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, During the Last Century
By Peter G. Chirico and Jack B. Epstein.
USGS Open File Report 00-224
. 2000
PLEASE NOTE: This is a large file: 21 Mb



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