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Portage Creek Watershed Profile

Portage Creek Station

Watershed Overview

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.

Drainage Characteristics

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.

Portage 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 1 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type (NPDES sites):

Underlying Geology: Sandstone, Interbedded Sedimentary