If Pittsburgh is at elevation 1223 feet and it is downstream the Monongahela from Morgantown WV how is Morgantown only 960 feet elevation?
The altitude of Pittsburgh at the point, where the three rivers come together, is between 700 and 800 feet above sea level. I don't remember the exact figure, but I know that …it is close to that. Obviously, then, if Morgantown is at 960 feet, the Monongahela would have no problem flowing downhill to Pittsburgh. I don't know where they get that 1223 foot elevation figure for Pittsburgh. The surrounding areas are generally above 1000 feet, but it is the elevation of the rivers that matters with respect to the flow of the rivers. >>The pool level of the Ohio river at The Point in Pittsburgh is 710 feet elevation, so the Monongahela would flow down from Morgantown. (MORE)