West Branch Owego Creek begins in Tompkins County, New York, and flows south into Owego Creek. The watershed covers portions of Tompkins, Tioga, and Cortland Counties, NY. The monitoring station along West Branch Owego Creek is located in the headwaters of the watershed, upstream of Boyer Creek’s confluence.
Monitored Drainage Area: 24.3 square miles
Population (2010): 904
Total Stream Length: 50 miles
Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause: 0 miles impaired
Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 37.3 cubic feet per second (cfs)
Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 13 hrs. 22 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: 3 Groundwater Withdrawals and 0 Surface Water Withdrawals
Permitted Discharges and Type (NPDES sites):
Underlying Geology: Shale