The West Branch Susquehanna River originates in northern Cambria County, PA. The West Branch flows north, east, and then south through 6 counties before its confluence with the North Branch Susquehanna River near Selinsgrove, PA. The monitoring station on the West Branch is located near the town of Cherry Tree.
Monitored Drainage Area: 36.2 square miles
Population (2010): 6,948
Total Stream Length: 58.7 miles
Stream miles impaired and dominant source/cause:
Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD): 57.6 cubic feet per second (cfs)
Maximum Flow Time from Headwaters: 13 hrs. 43 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: 8 Groundwater Withdrawals and 5 Surface Water Withdrawals
Permitted Discharges and Type (NPDES sites):
Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary