Watershed Profile: North Branch Muddy Creek near Muddy Creek Forks, PA


Watershed Overview
The North Branch Muddy Creek Watershed is located completely in York County, PA. The creek generally flows north to south before it enters Muddy Creek near Muddy Creek Forks, PA.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 43.78
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 71.60
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 57.20
  • Population (2010): 9,820
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 54.33
Exceptional Value 17.29
Total 71.62
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.32
    Developed Open Space 8.49
    Low Urban 1.78
    Medium Urban 0.36
    High Urban 0.09
    Barren 0.01
    Deciduous Forest 29.04
    Coniferous Forest 0.10
    Mixed Forest 6.34
    Shrub Scrub 0.84
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.11
    Pasture/Hay 9.76
    Cropland 42.69
    Wetlands 0.36
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Other 100.00
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Inactive Station
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 7
  • Surface Water 0
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 0
Stormwater 1
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 4
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Agriculture Aquatic Life 6.80
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Aquatic Life 6.80