Watershed Profile: Moose Creek near Plymptonville, PA

Watershed Overview
The Moose Creek Watershed lies entirely within Clearfield County, PA. Moose Creek flows southeast approximately seven miles to its confluence with the West Branch Susquehanna in Clearfield, PA. The monitoring station is located approximately three miles northwest of the town of Plymptonville, PA in the Moshannon State Forest.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 7.43
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 11.70
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 6.10
  • Population (2010): 142
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 2.15
High-Quality Cold Water Fisheries 9.50
Total 11.65
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.32
    Developed Open Space 5.28
    Low Urban 2.07
    Medium Urban 0.06
    High Urban 0.01
    Barren 0.20
    Deciduous Forest 57.29
    Coniferous Forest 5.34
    Mixed Forest 24.31
    Shrub Scrub 1.93
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.68
    Pasture/Hay 2.37
    Wetlands 0.40
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 100.00
Recent Results
Sample Time 5/22/2022 1:15:00 PM
Temperature  (C) 14.53
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.09
PH 6.61
Turbidity  (NTU+) 2
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 9.89
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 1
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 1
  • Surface Water 1
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 0
Stormwater 0
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 0