Watershed Profile: Kishacoquillas Creek near Belleville, PA

Watershed Overview
The Kishacoquillas Creek Watershed is located primarily in Mifflin County, PA with a tiny portion in Huntingdon County, PA. The monitored sections of the creek generally flow east to west. The Kishacoquillas Creek eventually flows into the Juniata River near Lewistown, PA. The stream is known locally as the Kish.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 32.92
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 63.8
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 42.2
  • Population (2020): 3,637
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 63.85
Total 63.85
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.01
    Developed Open Space 6.03
    Low Urban 3.11
    Medium Urban 1.35
    High Urban 0.50
    Barren 0.09
    Deciduous Forest 28.24
    Coniferous Forest 1.68
    Mixed Forest 3.46
    Shrub Scrub 1.24
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.07
    Pasture/Hay 16.59
    Cropland 37.65
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Dolomite 23.25
Limestone 34.93
Quartzite 0.88
Sandstone 21.39
Shale 19.55
Recent Results
Sample Time 6/13/2024 3:00:00 AM
Temperature  (C) 16.92
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 7.449
PH 7.7
Turbidity  (NTU+) 14.5
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 7.72
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 5
  • Surface Water 0
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 1
Mining/Quarry 3
Stormwater 3
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 1
Other 0
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Agriculture Aquatic Life 49.20
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Aquatic Life 6.40