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West Branch Susquehanna Watershed Profile

West Branch Susquehanna Station

Watershed Overview

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.

Drainage Characteristics

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.

West Branch Susquehanna 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: 8 Groundwater Withdrawals and 5 Surface Water Withdrawals

Permitted Discharges and Type: NPDES sites

Underlying Geology: Interbedded Sedimentary