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Bowman Creek Watershed Profile

Bowman Creek Station

Watershed Overview

Bowman Creek begins in Ricketts Glen State Park and flows northeast into the Susquehanna River a few miles south of Tunkhannock, PA. All of Bowman Creek Watershed is contained with northern Luzerne and southern Wyoming Counties. The monitoring station is located in the middle portion of the watershed, near Bowman Creek, PA.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 54 square miles

Population (2010): 2,667

Total Stream Length: 73 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause:

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 89.9 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 23 hrs. 19 min.

Bowman Creek Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 3

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 0 Frac Water Withdrawals

Public Water Supply: 7 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type (NPDES sites):

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary, Sandstone