Watershed Profile: Little Juniata River near Tipton, PA


Watershed Overview
The Little Juniata River begins in Blair County, PA and flows northeast until it reaches Huntington County, PA where is turns southeast until its confluence with the Juniata River. The monitoring station is located near Tipton, PA.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 74.40
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 153.30
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 114.40
  • Population (2010): 36,055
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 33.90
Trout Stocked Fisheries 54.59
Warm Water Fisheries 64.84
Total 153.33
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.32
    Developed Open Space 6.56
    Low Urban 6.20
    Medium Urban 2.76
    High Urban 1.13
    Barren 1.37
    Deciduous Forest 62.33
    Coniferous Forest 2.60
    Mixed Forest 8.76
    Shrub Scrub 0.66
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.32
    Pasture/Hay 6.49
    Cropland 0.51
    Wetlands 0.12
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Limestone 5.76
Quartzite 7.69
Sandstone 24.67
Shale 61.87
Map
Inactive Station
The station is active but not currently transmitting data. Please contact SRBC for more information.
Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 17
  • Surface Water 4
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 0
Stormwater 1
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 1
Other 20
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Acid Mine Drainage Aquatic Life 1.80
Municipal Point Source Aquatic Life 5.10
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Aquatic Life 8.30
Rural (Residential) Aquatic Life 1.80
Source Unknown Recreational 5.30