Ely Creek is so locally named since the stream borders Ely Field at the base of Music Mountain. This stream has an origin along Route 179 and York Street, running down the hill and making a sharp bend near the intersection of York and Washington Streets and travels through a series of culverts and surface channels until it runs under the canal and discharges to Island Creek and the Delaware River. Due to the rise in the Delaware River during basin-wide events, the system back-floods and inundates the area bounded by the canal, Arnett Avenue and Cherry Street. The area has a combination of residential and commercial properties.