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Kishacoquillas Creek Watershed Profile

Kishacoquillas Creek Station

Watershed Overview

The Kishacoquillas Creek Watershed is located primarily in Mifflin County, PA, with a tiny portion in Huntingdon County, PA. The monitored sections of the creek generally flow east to west. The Kishacoquillas Creek eventually flows into the Juniata River near Lewistown, PA. The stream is locally called the Kish.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 32.92 square miles

Population (2010): 3,462

Total Stream Length: 61.7 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause: 52.3 miles impaired by agriculture

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 42.2 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 15 hrs. 45 min.

Kishacoquillas Creek Watershed

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 0

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 0 Frac Water Withdrawals

Public Water Supply: 1 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: 8 NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Limestone, Dolomite, Sandstone, Shale and Quartzite