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South Branch Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Profile

South Branch Tunkhannock Creek Station

Watershed Overview

South Branch Tunkhannock Creek flows west into Tunkhannock Creek northeast of Tunkhannock, PA, before joining the Susquehanna River at Tunkhannock.   The majority of South Branch Tunkhannock Creek Watershed is contained within northern Lackawanna and eastern Wyoming counties.  The monitoring station along South Branch Tunkhannock Creek is located in the middle portion of the watershed, near La Plume, Pennsylvania.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 70.5 square miles

Population (2010): 15,897

Total Stream Length: 123.5 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause:

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 102.4 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 21 hrs. 57 min.

South Branch Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 3

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 0 Frac Water Withdrawals

Public Water Supply: 56 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type (NPDES sites):

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary