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Monongahela River


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river rising in northern West Virginia and flowing about 206 km (128 mi) generally north into southwest Pennsylvania, where it joins the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a river that rises in northern West Virginia and flows north into Pennsylvania where it joins the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River


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  • The Tri County Joint Municipal Authority, which draws water from the Monongahela River about halfway between Pittsburgh and the West Virginia border, collected the newly required samples last Thursday for the first time and sent them to its private laboratory.

    Pa. seeks more water tests for drilling pollution

  • Once across the Youghiogheny River 34 miles from Wills Creek, he faced a trek over a long ridge, down the Monongahela River to the Forks of the Ohio, then thirteen miles downstream to the town and trading post of Logstown.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Steve was born in 1942 in Western Pennsylvania in the town of Nemacolin, a coal town constructed by the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company close to the Monongahela River.

    Holly Cara Price: Steve Popovich: A Music Industry Legend

  • The largest structure in the middle holds the living room, with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to a wide open back yard and a sweeping view of the Monongahela River.

    A Star Architect for a Song

  • Bloomberg News Low office rents are one of the attractions of Pittsburgh, seen above across Smithfield Street Bridge spanning the Monongahela River.

    Pittsburgh Is Remade as Steal City

  • A wharf along the Monongahela River is regularly shut down when the river level rises.

    Pittsburgh Considers Warning System, Closures After Flash-Flood Deaths

  • — Barges nearly two football fields long, piled high with coal, float smoothly down the lower Monongahela River here — until they reach the 75-year-old Charleroi Locks and Dam, where many get waylaid at the gate.

    Old Locks Jam River Traffic

  • And a Pennsylvania board passed rules that protect the state's waterways from shale gas-drilling waste after elevated levels of dissolved solids were found in the Monongahela River.

    Shell Buys East Resources For $4.7 Billion

  • The city, which sits at the point where the the Monongahela River and Allegheny River meet to form the Ohio River, ordered 500 tons of sand and began bagging it this past weekend.

    Winter Blizzards Elevate Region's Flood Risk

  • Morgantown is about sixty miles south of Pittsburgh, on the banks of the Monongahela River.

    Called to Coach


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