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Little Pine Creek Watershed Profile

Little Pine Creek Station

Watershed Overview

Little Pine Creek is a tributary of Pine Creek in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Little Pine Creek is formed by the confluence of Blockhouse Creek and Texas Creek. A dam upstream of the station on the creek has created a 94-acre lake for fishing, boating, and swimming. Little Pine Creek enters Pine Creek in the deepest part of the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, at Waterville, Pennsylvania.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 180 square miles

Population (2010): 1,734

Total Stream Length: 305.6 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause:

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 251.2 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 38 hrs. 53 min.

Little Pine Creek Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 41

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 0 Frac Water Withdrawals

Public Water Supply: 19 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type (NPDES sites):

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary, Sandstone