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East Branch Wyalusing Creek Watershed Profile

East Branch Wyalusing Creek Station

Watershed Overview

The East Branch Wyalusing Creek watershed lies entirely within Susquehanna County, PA. East Branch Wyalusing Creek flows westerly to its confluence with the Middle Branch near the town of Lawton, PA. The monitoring station is located approximately a quarter mile upstream of the confluence.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 69.3 square miles

Population (2010): 4,413

Total Stream Length: 137.6 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause: 4.3 miles impaired by municipal point source

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 100.8 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 20 hrs. 14 min.

East Branch Wyalusing Creek Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 40

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 1 Frac Water Withdrawals

Public Water Supply: 19 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary