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.
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.
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