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Driftwood Branch Watershed Profile

Driftwood Branch Station

Watershed Overview

The Driftwood Branch Watershed lies mostly within Cameron County, PA, with portions in McKean and Elk Counties.  The monitoring station along Driftwood Branch is located near Lockwood, PA.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 83 square miles

Population (2010): 1,236

Total Stream Length: 177 miles

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

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 139.5 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 18 hrs. 21 min.

Driftwood Branch Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 6

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 1 Frac Water Withdrawals

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

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Sandstone