Watershed Profile: West Branch Owego Creek near Speedsville, NY

Watershed Overview
West Branch Owego Creek begins in Tompkins County, NY and flows south into Owego Creek. The watershed covers portions of Tompkins, Tioga, and Cortland Counties, NY. The monitoring station is located in the headwaters of the watershed, upstream of the confluence with Boyer Creek.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 24.39
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 51.0
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 37.3
  • Population (2020): 955
Stream Classifications (New York)
Classification Use Miles
Class C Support Fisheries (Non-Contact) 40.74
Class C (T) Support Fisheries, Non-Contact With Trout Population 10.26
Total 51.00
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.10
    Developed Open Space 3.85
    Low Urban 0.62
    Medium Urban 0.13
    High Urban 0.01
    Barren 0.01
    Deciduous Forest 48.78
    Coniferous Forest 4.47
    Mixed Forest 25.67
    Shrub Scrub 0.44
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.16
    Pasture/Hay 11.64
    Cropland 1.29
    Wetlands 2.82
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Shale 99.98
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 3
  • 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 0