Watershed Profile: West Creek near Weber City, PA


Watershed Overview
The West Creek Watershed lies within Cameron and Elk Counties, PA. West Creek flows approximately 20 miles east to its confluence with the Driftwood Branch Sinnemahoning Creek.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 59.37
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 125.00
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 108.60
  • Population (2010): 2,281
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
High-Quality Cold Water Fisheries 125.02
Total 125.02
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.32
    Developed Open Space 3.27
    Low Urban 0.36
    Medium Urban 0.10
    High Urban 0.03
    Barren 0.09
    Deciduous Forest 60.36
    Coniferous Forest 4.56
    Mixed Forest 21.04
    Shrub Scrub 2.48
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.87
    Pasture/Hay 5.92
    Cropland 0.03
    Wetlands 0.86
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 96.96
Shale 3.04
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Recent Results
Sample Time 12/5/2020 5:00:00 PM
Temperature  (C) 3.59
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.084
PH 7.08
Turbidity  (NTU+) 1.8
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 13.15
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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 0
Stormwater 0
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 2
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Acid Mine Drainage Aquatic Life 3.80