Cheltenhams’s Rock Creek is a tributary to Tookany Creek which in turn is a tributary to the Tacony Creek. I have written several posts about how Philadelphia and Cheltenham litter ends up in Rock Creek (here, here, here).
Trash from Philadelphia Water Department’s T-01 CSO outfall and the Cheltenham malls gets caught on rocks, bank vegetation and debris jams. These 2 photos show what happened to the Rock Creek debris jam just downstream of Ogontz Ave between March and June of this year.
I’m not sure how the debris jam was cleared, high water flow or a work crew? Either way, creek trash that was being caught in the jam will now flow farther downstream to the next snag point.
Here’s a slide show of the photos so that you can compare March and June photos.