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Marsh Creek Watershed Profile

Marsh Creek Station

Watershed Overview

Marsh Creek flows east into Bald Eagle Creek, near Blanchard, Pennsylvania.  All of Marsh Creek Watershed lies in Centre County, south of Sproul State Forest.  The monitoring station along Marsh Creek is located near the confluence with Bald Eagle Creek at Blanchard, Pennsylvania.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 44 square miles

Population (2010): 1,934

Total Stream Length: 86 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause:

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 57.6 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 20 hrs. 47 min.

Marsh Creek Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 1

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 0 Frac Water Withdrawals

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

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary, Sandstone, Shale