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Pa. River of the Year award goes to Monongahela

Pittsburgh's Monongahela River narrowly beat out the Schuylkill for Pennsylvania's 2013 River of the Year. Despite a last-minute push, the Schuylkill lost by 146 votes -- less than 1 percent.

Pa. River of the Year award goes to Monongahela

Pittsburgh's Monongahela River narrowly beat out the Schuylkill for Pennsylvania's 2013 River of the Year.  Despite a last-minute push, the Schuylkill lost by 146 votes -- less than 1 percent.

The final vote count: Monongahela (8,156); Schuylkill River (8,010); Lackawanna River (5,286); Kiskiminetas River (2,310); Swatara Creek (1,213); and Juniata River (475).

"The show of support for Philly’s Hidden River was truly impressive, and goes to show that the Schuylkill holds a special place in so many people’s hearts," said Zoe Axelrod of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation. "SRDC plans to nominate the Schuylkill again next year."

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