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Catatonk Creek Watershed Profile

Catatonk Creek Station

Watershed Overview

Catatonk Creek headwaters begin in Danby State Forest and flow south to Spencer, NY, before turning east.  Catatonk Creek continues east until turning south near Candor, NY and joins Owego Creek north of Owego, NY.  The entire Catatonk Creek Watershed extends through southern Tompkins and western Tioga Counties.  The monitoring station along Catatonk Creek is located in the headwaters, near Spencer, NY.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 30 square miles

Population (2010): 2,145

Total Stream Length: 61.7 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause: 0 miles impaired

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 42.5 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 15 hrs. 59 min.

Catatonk Creek Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 0

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 0 Frac Water Withdrawals

Public Water Supply: 8 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: SPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Shale, Sandstone