A watershed is all of the land that drains into a specific body of water.
The purple area on the map below shows the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford watershed. Any water that falls on the purple area of the map will eventually run into the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek.
The 29 square mile Tookany/Tacony-Frankford watershed is located in southeast Pennsylvania, within and just outside the city of Philadelphia. The Tookany Creek section lies within Montgomery County and the Tacony-Frankford Creek section lies within Philadelphia County. Municipalities in our watershed include: Abington Township, Cheltenham Township, Jenkintown Borough, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Rockledge Borough, and Springfield Township.
The Tookany Creek section of the watershed (north of Cheltenham Ave.) contains 25.37 total linear miles of stream. These include the headwater tributaries in Abington and Cheltenham townships, as well as in Jenkintown and Rockledge Boroughs, all in Montgomery County. The six main tributaries are:
- Baeder Creek
- Jenkintown Creek
- Leeches Run
- Main Stem
- Mill Run
- Rock Creek
The Tacony-Frankford section of the watershed (south of Cheltenham Ave.) contains 6.8 total linear miles of stream. The Tookany Creek is renamed the Tacony Creek as it leaves Montgomery County and enters Philadelphia at Cheltenham Avenue. Tacony Creek then becomes Frankford Creek when it joins the historic Wingohocking Creek at I Street and Ramona by the Juniata Golf Course. The creek flows into the Delaware River just south of the Betsy Ross Bridge.