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Pine Creek Watershed Profile

Pine Creek Station

Watershed Overview

Pine Creek begins in northeastern Potter County, PA and flows southeast through three counties to its confluence with the West Branch Susquehanna River near the town of Jersey Shore, PA.  The monitoring station on Pine Creek is located in Tioga State Forest approximately eight miles upstream of Blackwell, PA.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 385 square miles

Population (2010): 10,183

Total Stream Length: 684.9 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause:

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 545.8 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 44 hrs. 7 min.

Pine Creek Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 81

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 3 Frac Water Withdrawals

Public Water Supply: 54 Groundwater Withdrawals and 5 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Sandstone, Interbedded Sedimentary