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Chest Creek Watershed Profile

Chest Creek Station

Watershed Overview

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.

Drainage Characteristics

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.

Chest 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: 7 Groundwater Withdrawals and 1 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary