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West Branch Pine Creek Watershed Profile

West Branch Pine Creek Station

Watershed Overview

The headwaters of West Branch Pine Creek begin in the mountains of northern Susquehannock State Forest and flows east into Pine Creek at Galeton, PA.  All of West Pine Creek Watershed lies within Potter County, with the majority of its headwaters on state forest land.  The monitoring station along West Branch Pine Creek is located west of Galeton, PA, near the confluence with Pine Creek.

Drainage Characteristics

Monitored Drainage Area: 70 square miles

Population (2010): 434

Total Stream Length: 139.1 miles

Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause: 0 miles impaired

Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 115.6 cubic feet per second (cfs)

Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 19 hrs. 12 min.

West Branch Pine Creek Watershed Map

Land Use (2006):

Natural Gas Drilling Pads (as tracked by SRBC): 1

Permitted Natural Gas Water Withdrawals: 0 Frac Water Withdrawals

Public Water Supply: 7 Groundwater Withdrawals and 2 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary, Sandstone