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West Branch Owego Creek Watershed Profile

West Branch Owego Creek Station

Watershed Overview

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.

Drainage Characteristics

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.

West Branch Owego Creek Watershed Map

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