Watershed Profile: Conodoguinet Creek near Schlusser, PA


Watershed Overview
Conodoguinet Creek lies primarily in Cumberland and Franklin Counties, PA with only a small portion in Perry County, PA. The creek flows west to east before it empties into the Susquehanna River near Wormleysburg, PA.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 386.94
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 720.50
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 478.40
  • Population (2010): 63,992
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 154.63
Exceptional Value 10.24
High-Quality Cold Water Fisheries 85.41
High-Quality Trout Stocked Fisheries 12.68
Trout Stocked Fisheries 8.57
Warm Water Fisheries 449.00
Total 720.53
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.32
    Developed Open Space 5.54
    Low Urban 3.63
    Medium Urban 1.06
    High Urban 0.52
    Barren 0.02
    Deciduous Forest 28.89
    Coniferous Forest 0.52
    Mixed Forest 8.88
    Shrub Scrub 0.10
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.26
    Pasture/Hay 21.71
    Cropland 27.31
    Wetlands 1.17
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Dolomite 2.20
Limestone 26.69
Other 0.17
Quartzite 6.84
Sandstone 6.67
Shale 57.43
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Recent Results
Sample Time 12/5/2020 6:00:00 PM
Temperature  (C) 5.61
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.336
PH 7.45
Turbidity  (NTU+) 3.67
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 11.87
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 92
  • Surface Water 5
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 3
Mining/Quarry 14
Stormwater 34
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 18
Other 52
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Agriculture Aquatic Life 108.90
Construction Aquatic Life 19.30
Habitat Modification Aquatic Life 25.10
Source Unknown Aquatic Life 62.90
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Aquatic Life 6.00
Source Unknown Recreational 363.40