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.
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.
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