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Sugar Creek Watershed Profile

Sugar Creek Station

Watershed Overview

Sugar Creek flows east until it joins the Susquehanna River north of Towanda, Pennsylvania.  The majority of Sugar Creek Watershed is contained within Bradford County, with only a small portion reaching into eastern Tioga County.  The monitoring station along Sugar Creek is located in the headwaters, east of Troy, Pennsylvania.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 56 square miles

Population (2010): 3,183

Total Stream Length: 85.9 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause:

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 69.7 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 16 hrs. 0 min.

Sugar Creek Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 46

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 2 Frac Water Withdrawals

Public Water Supply: 17 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary, Sandstone