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.
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.
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