Watershed Profile: Hicks Run near Hicks Run, PA


Watershed Overview
The Hicks Run Watershed lies mostly within Cameron County, PA with portions in Elk County, PA. Hicks Run flows approximately 10.5 miles southeast to its confluence with the Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 34.13
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 64.50
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 58.10
  • Population (2010): 318
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Exceptional Value 28.54
High-Quality Cold Water Fisheries 35.99
Total 64.53
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.32
    Developed Open Space 2.80
    Low Urban 0.02
    Medium Urban 0.01
    Barren 0.01
    Deciduous Forest 74.26
    Coniferous Forest 2.09
    Mixed Forest 15.78
    Shrub Scrub 2.08
    Grassland Herbaceous 1.34
    Pasture/Hay 1.57
    Wetlands 0.02
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 100.00
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Recent Results
Sample Time 12/5/2020 8:00:00 AM
Temperature  (C) 3.49
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.052
PH 6.93
Turbidity  (NTU+) 1.15
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 13.33
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 1
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 0
  • Surface Water 0
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 1
Stormwater 0
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 0