Portage Creek Watershed covers portions of three counties in northcentral PA. Portage Creek mainstem originates in southeastern McKean County and flows south through Cameron County to its confluence with the Driftwood Branch Sinnemahoning Creek near Emporium, PA. The monitoring station on Portage Creek is located approximately one-half mile upstream of the mouth.
Monitored Drainage Area: 70.5 square miles
Population (2010): 1,002
Total Stream Length: 161.6 miles
Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause: 0 miles impaired
Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 121.2 cubic feet per second (cfs)
Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 20 hrs. 2 min.
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 1 Surface Water Withdrawals
Permitted Discharges and Type (NPDES sites):
Underlying Geology: Sandstone, Interbedded Sedimentary