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Quittapahilla Creek (nicknamed the "Quitti") is a tributary of Swatara Creek, approximately 25 mi (40 km) long, in south central Pennsylvania in the United States. It flows through the limestone hill country south of the Appalachian Mountains.
From the late 18th century to the mid 19th century, the creek was used as part of the route of the Union Canal, which connected the headwaters of the creek with Tulpehocken Creek, a tributary of the Schuylkill River.
By the late 20th century the creek had become polluted from steel mill waste. The decline of industry in the region, as well as federal, state, and local efforts, have led to an improvement in the quality of the water. The stream is stocked annually with trout and it has become a popular destination for recreation fly fishing.
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