Watershed Profile: Sterling Run near Sterling Run, PA


Watershed Overview
The Sterling Run Watershed lies mostly within Cameron County, PA with a small portion located in Elk County, PA. Sterling Run flows into Driftwood Branch Sinnemahoning Creek near Sterling Run, PA.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 24.54
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 42.40
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 39.10
  • Population (2010): 169
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 28.68
Exceptional Value 6.49
High-Quality Cold Water Fisheries 7.27
Total 42.44
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.32
    Developed Open Space 3.12
    Low Urban 0.11
    Medium Urban 0.04
    High Urban 0.01
    Barren 0.27
    Deciduous Forest 68.51
    Coniferous Forest 3.07
    Mixed Forest 15.51
    Shrub Scrub 4.17
    Grassland Herbaceous 2.49
    Pasture/Hay 2.42
    Wetlands 0.25
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 100.00
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Recent Results
Sample Time 12/5/2020 4:00:00 PM
Temperature  (C) 4.28
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.08
PH 6.71
Turbidity  (NTU+) 3.27
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 12.56
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 1
  • 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
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Acid Mine Drainage Aquatic Life 9.90
Atmospheric Deposition Aquatic Life 2.80