Chest Creek flows north and joins the West Branch Susquehanna River near Mahaffey, Pennsylvania. All of Chest Creek Watershed is contained within northern Cambria and southern Clearfield Counties. The monitoring station along Chest Creek is located in the headwaters near Patton, PA, in northern Cambria County.
Monitored Drainage Area: 44.5 square miles
Population (2010): 5,755
Total Stream Length: 123 miles
Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause:
Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 72.7 cubic feet per second (cfs)
Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 24 hrs. 24 min.
Land Use (2006):
Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 0
Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 0 Frac Water Withdrawals
Public Water Supply: 7 Groundwater Withdrawals and 1 Surface Water Withdrawals
Permitted Discharges and Type (NPDES sites):
Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary