Watershed Profile: Little Buffalo Creek near Newport, PA


Watershed Overview
The Little Buffalo Creek Watershed lies entirely in Perry County, PA. The creek flows west to east before it flows into the Juniata River near Newport, PA. The monitoring station was located near the confluence with the Juniata River.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 19.99
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 32.80
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 26.20
  • Population (2010): 2,087
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 11.84
High-Quality Cold Water Fisheries 20.92
Total 32.76
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.32
    Developed Open Space 5.42
    Low Urban 1.26
    Medium Urban 0.39
    High Urban 0.21
    Barren 0.02
    Deciduous Forest 51.74
    Coniferous Forest 1.46
    Mixed Forest 16.97
    Shrub Scrub 0.12
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.05
    Pasture/Hay 11.72
    Cropland 8.99
    Wetlands 0.88
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Limestone 13.09
Shale 86.91
Map
Historical Station

This is a historical station. Data was collected between 11/07/2017 and 03/03/2020

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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 6
  • Surface Water 0
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 1
Stormwater 1
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 2
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Agriculture Aquatic Life 15.10
Habitat Modification Aquatic Life 16.90