The Sterling Run Watershed lies mostly within Cameron County, PA, with a small portion located in Elk County, PA. Sterling Run flows into the Driftwood Branch Sinnemahoning Creek near Sterling Run, Pennsylvania.
Monitored Drainage Area: 24.5 square miles
Population (2010): 169
Total Stream Length: 47.3 miles
Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause: 9.9 miles impaired by AMD
Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 39.1 cubic feet per second (cfs)
Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 11 hrs. 9 min.
Land Use (2006):
Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 5
Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 1 Frac Water Withdrawals
Public Water Supply: 0 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals
Permitted Discharges and Type (NPDES sites):
Underlying Geology: Sandstone