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Meshoppen Creek Watershed Profile

Meshoppen Creek Station

Watershed Overview

Meshoppen Creek flows southwest into the North Branch Susquehanna River at Meshoppen, PA.  All of Meshoppen Creek Watershed is contained within southern Susquehanna and northern Wyoming Counties.  The monitoring station along Meshoppen Creek is located east of the confluence with the Susquehanna River, near Kaiserville, PA.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 52 square miles

Population (2010): 3,070

Total Stream Length: 97.2 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause: 0 miles impaired

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 75.5 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 32 hrs. 40 min.

Meshoppen Creek Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 66

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 4 Frac Water Withdrawals

Public Water Supply: 9 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary