Monongahela River


Monongahela River
River, northern West Virginia, U.S. It flows north past Morgantown into Pennsylvania and joins the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River, after a total course of 128 mi (206 km).

In its upper reaches it is used for hydroelectric power. Made navigable by means of locks for 106 mi (170 km), it serves as a major barge route.

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 river formed by the confluence of the Tygart and West Fork rivers in Marion county, West Virginia, U.S. It flows 128 miles (206 km) in a northerly direction past Morgantown into Pennsylvania, past Brownsville and Charleroi, joining the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to become a major headwater of the Ohio River. In its upper reaches the river has a swift current and furnishes hydroelectric power to several cities. The Monongahela, made navigable by means of locks for 106 miles (170 km), is a major barge route, carrying coal, coke, iron, and steel.

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