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Lackawanna River Watershed Profile

Lackawanna River Station

Watershed Overview

The Lackawanna River headwaters begin along the Susquehanna / Wayne County line and flow southwest through Lackawanna County until joining the Susquehanna River north of Pittston, Pennsylvania in eastern Luzerne County.  The monitoring station along the Lackawanna River is located in the headwaters, north of Forest City, Pennsylvania.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 38 square miles

Population (2010): 1,100

Total Stream Length: 70.7 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause:

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 85.8 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 23 hrs. 9 min.

Lackawanna River 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: 15 Groundwater Withdrawals and 1 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary