Watershed Profile: Pine Creek near Blackwell, PA

Watershed Overview
Pine Creek begins in northeastern Potter County, PA and flows southeast through three counties to its confluence with the West Branch Susquehanna River near the town of Jersey Shore, PA. The monitoring station is located in Tioga State Forest approximately eight miles upstream of Blackwell, PA.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 389.79
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 701.70
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 545.80
  • Population (2010): 9,142
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 78.04
Exceptional Value 23.65
High-Quality Cold Water Fisheries 554.55
High-Quality Trout Stocked Fisheries 9.29
Warm Water Fisheries 36.18
Total 701.71
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.32
    Developed Open Space 3.39
    Low Urban 0.32
    Medium Urban 0.12
    High Urban 0.04
    Barren 0.04
    Deciduous Forest 62.12
    Coniferous Forest 1.33
    Mixed Forest 19.45
    Shrub Scrub 2.58
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.76
    Pasture/Hay 8.12
    Cropland 0.71
    Wetlands 0.82
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 92.22
Shale 7.78
Recent Results
Sample Time 10/23/2021 8:00:00 PM
Temperature  (C) 10.89
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.091
PH 7.42
Turbidity  (NTU+) 44.04
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 10.46
Dissolved Oxygen (last month of readings)
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 53
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 4
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 52
  • Surface Water 8
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 1
Stormwater 4
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 5
Other 9
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Channelization Aquatic Life 4.30
Dam or Impoundment Aquatic Life 3.40
Highway/Road/Bridge Runoff Aquatic Life 8.30
Highways, Roads, Bridges Construction Aquatic Life 2.10
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Aquatic Life 5.70
Source Unknown Fish Consumption 8.20