Rabbit Run & Dark Hollow

Rabbit Run

Rabbit Run is located within both Solebury Township and New Hope Borough, and is a second order stream with a watershed area of 0.4 square miles. Land use within Rabbit Run consists of residential (including dense residential), agricultural, commercial, light industrial, and recreational.

Within the Rabbit Run watershed, Pat Livezey Park has been preserved through the Solebury Township Land Preservation Program. There are very few wooded areas in this watershed and the primary vegetative community is lawn. Because of the current land use and zoning practices, particular attention should be paid to stormwater management within this watershed. The watershed is underlain by the Brunswick Formation, which is a red shale with sandstone and conglomerate.

Dark Hollow

Dark Hollow is also located within Solebury Township and New Hope Borough, and is a second order stream with an approximately 0.7 square mile watershed. The portion of the watershed within Solebury Township is zoned residential and agricultural. Primary land use in the watershed is forested, residential, and agricultural. The extensive amount of wooded areas within the watershed may be partially due to the steep slopes within the watershed. The watershed is located primarily within the Brunswick formation and underlain by diabase.