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Elk Run Watershed Profile

Elk Run Station

Watershed Overview

Elk Run begins in the mountains of Tioga State Forest and flows north into Pine Creek at Waltrous, PA.  The majority of Elk Run Watershed lies in western Tioga County, with portions extending into eastern Potter County.  The monitoring station along Elk Run is located near the confluence with Pine Creek at Waltrous, PA. 

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 21 square miles

Population (2010): 134

Total Stream Length: 36.7 miles

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

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 33.4 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 9 hrs. 28 min.

Elk Run Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 20

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 0 Frac Water Withdrawals

Public Water Supply: 2 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary, Sandstone