Watershed Profile: Susquehanna River near Danville, PA


Watershed Overview
The Susquehanna River begins at the outflow of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, NY. The River flows 444 miles through New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland, before reaching its confluence with the Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, MD. The monitoring station is in the Middle Susquehanna Subbasin near Danville, PA.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 11,222.41
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 19,601.20
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 16,721.50
  • Population (2010): 1,395,197
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 5087.32
Exceptional Value 184.08
High-Quality Cold Water Fisheries 1099.65
Trout Stocked Fisheries 654.14
Warm Water Fisheries 1384.97
Total 8410.16
Stream Classifications (New York)
Classification Use Miles
Class A Drinking Water Source 154.69
Class A (T) Drinking Water Source With Trout Population 33.94
Class A (TS) Drinking Water Source With Trout Spawning 24.49
Class AA Drinking Water Source 31.09
Class AA (T) Drinking Water Source With Trout Population 7.13
Class AA (TS) Drinking Water Source With Trout Spawning 3.08
Class B Contact Recreation (Not Drinking Water Source) 369.04
Class B (T) Contact Recreation With Trout Population 53.09
Class C Support Fisheries (Non-Contact) 7630.29
Class C (T) Support Fisheries, Non-Contact With Trout Population 1990.31
Class C (TS) Support Fisheries, Non-Contact With Trout Spawning 884.85
Class D Fishing, But Does Not Support Fish Propagation 8.98
Exempt Exempt 0.03
Total 11191.01
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.32
    Developed Open Space 5.16
    Low Urban 1.44
    Medium Urban 0.72
    High Urban 0.26
    Barren 0.33
    Deciduous Forest 40.45
    Coniferous Forest 3.61
    Mixed Forest 16.64
    Shrub Scrub 0.86
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.55
    Pasture/Hay 21.50
    Cropland 4.26
    Wetlands 3.16
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Limestone 1.44
Sandstone 28.74
Shale 69.82
Map
Recent Results
Sample Time 11/26/2020 4:00:00 PM
Temperature  (F) 70.07
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) -1
PH 6.94
Turbidity  (NTU+) -5.2
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 0
Dissolved Oxygen (last month of readings)
pH (last month of readings)
Specific Conductivity (last month of readings)
Temperature (last month of readings)
Turbidity (last month of readings)
Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 1324
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 72
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 3765
  • Surface Water 156
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 60
Mining/Quarry 306
Stormwater 276
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 346
Other 700
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Source Unknown Fish Consumption 270.80
Agriculture Fish Consumption 21.40
Combined Sewer Overflows Fish Consumption 21.40
Habitat Modification Fish Consumption 21.40
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Fish Consumption 21.40
Atmospheric Deposition Fish Consumption 606.40
Municipal Point Source Fish Consumption 28.10
On-Site Treatment Systems Fish Consumption 41.80
Acid Mine Drainage Potable Water Supply 0.80
Source Unknown Recreational 732.60
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Recreational 21.70
Agriculture Recreational 22.50
On-Site Treatment Systems Recreational 52.60
Combined Sewer Overflows Recreational 11.70
Acid Mine Drainage Aquatic Life 642.82
Agriculture Aquatic Life 263.80
Animal Feeding Operations Aquatic Life 1.82
Atmospheric Deposition Aquatic Life 185.33
Channelization Aquatic Life 20.87
Coal Mining Aquatic Life 1.79
Combined Sewer Overflows Aquatic Life 0.40
Crop Production Aquatic Life 10.09
Dam or Impoundment Aquatic Life 27.56
Erosion from Derelict Land Aquatic Life 4.26
Highway/Road/Bridge Runoff Aquatic Life 1.90
Golf Courses Aquatic Life 3.48
Habitat Modification Aquatic Life 57.50
Highway/Road/Bridge Runoff Aquatic Life 193.05
Highways, Roads, Bridges Construction Aquatic Life 1.75
Dam or Impoundment Aquatic Life 5.05
Industrial Point Source Aquatic Life 9.02
Landfills Aquatic Life 1.81
Municipal Point Source Aquatic Life 19.71
Natural Sources Aquatic Life 13.73
Removal of Vegetation Aquatic Life 11.59
Rural (Residential) Aquatic Life 9.25
Silvaculture Aquatic Life 6.41
Site Clearance Aquatic Life 4.82
Source Unknown Aquatic Life 12.14
Streambank Modifications Aquatic Life 0.95
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Aquatic Life 85.08