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North Branch Muddy Creek Watershed Profile

North Branch Muddy Creek Station

Watershed Overview

North Branch Muddy Creek watershed is located completely in York County, Pennsylvania.  The creek generally flows  north to south before it enters Muddy Creek near Muddy Creek Forks.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 43.8 square miles

Population (2010): 9,820

Total Stream Length: 71.6 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause: 6.8 miles impaired by agriculture and urban runoff.

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 57.2 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 18 hrs. 45 min.

North Branch Muddy Creek 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: 6 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type (NPDES sites):

Underlying Geology: Schist, Phyllite