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Quittapahilla Creek Watershed Profile

Quittapahilla Creek Station

Watershed Overview

Quittapahilla Creek generally flows east to west before it joins the Swatara Creek. The Quittapahilla Creek Watershed is entirely within Lebanon County, PA. The monitoring station along Quittapahilla Creek is located near its confluence with the Swatara Creek.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 73.8 square miles

Population (2010): 67,339

Total Stream Length: 82 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause: 82 miles impaired by agriculture, urban runoff, and pathogens

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 105.5 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 22 hrs. 47 min.

Quittapahilla 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: 27 Groundwater Withdrawals and 1 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Igneous, Dolomite, Conglomerate, Limestone, Shale, Sandstone