Brandywine Creek (Cuyahoga River)

Brandywine Creek (Cuyahoga River)

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Brandywine Creek (Cuyahoga River)

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Brandywine Creek is a tributary of the Cuyahoga River that is partly contained in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio.

Watershed

The river runs into the Cuyahoga River in Sagamore Hills Township near the now-abandoned Jaite Paper Mill. Discharge volume is extremely seasonal, usually a few cubic feet per second, and peaking at several hundred cubic feet per second under flood conditions.

The Brandywine Creek watershed begins in the northern portion of Hudson, and includes the cities of Hudson, Macedonia and Twinsburg, and the townships of Boston, Sagamore Hills, and Northfield Center.

Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls, high, at , Elevation: within Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is accessed by a parking lot located on Stanford Road, about from Brandywine Road, approximately South of Ohio State Route 82, and North-West of Olde Eight in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. From there, wooden paths lead down to the waterfall.

Rock layers

The rock layers of the Brandywine Falls can be read like a book. Each chapter covers millions of years, as ancient seas left behind sediments that were compressed by added layers. The rocks here at the base of the falls were formed more than 400 million years ago.

Brandywine Creek and the "bridal veil" cascades began about 10,000 years ago after the last glacial retreat. The falls have now exposed the harder, yellow-brown Berea sandstone looming over the softer, deep...
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