Watershed Profile: Kitchen Creek near Huntington Mills, PA


Watershed Overview
Kitchen Creek begins in Ricketts Glen State Park and flows south into Huntington Creek a few miles north of Huntington Mills, PA. The majority of Kitchen Creek Watershed is contained within northwestern Luzerne County, PA with portions of the headwaters extending into eastern Sullivan County, PA. The monitoring station is located north of Huntington Mills, PA near the confluence with Huntington Creek.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 20.09
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 40.90
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 33.60
  • Population (2010): 517
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
High-Quality Cold Water Fisheries 40.89
Total 40.89
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.32
    Developed Open Space 3.71
    Low Urban 0.17
    Medium Urban 0.05
    Barren 0.10
    Deciduous Forest 41.61
    Coniferous Forest 3.72
    Mixed Forest 36.16
    Shrub Scrub 1.92
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.36
    Pasture/Hay 3.52
    Cropland 0.34
    Wetlands 5.76
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 90.05
Shale 9.95
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Inactive Station
The station is active but not currently transmitting data. Please contact SRBC for more information.
Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 30
  • 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 1
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Atmospheric Deposition Aquatic Life 1.80