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Kitchen Creek Watershed Profile

Kitchen Creek Station

Watershed Overview

Kitchen Creek begins in Ricketts Glen State Park and flows south into Huntington Creek a few miles north of Huntington Mills, PA.  The majority of Kitchen Creek Watershed is contained within northwestern Luzerne County, with portions of the headwaters extending into eastern Sullivan County.  The monitoring station along Kitchen Creek is located north of Huntington Mills, PA, near the confluence with Huntington Creek.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 20.1 square miles

Population (2010): 517

Total Stream Length: 40.9 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause:

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 33.6 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 16 hrs. 1 min.

Kitchen 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: 9 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary, Sandstone