Watershed Profile: Butternut Creek near Mt. Upton, NY

Watershed Overview
Butternut Creek is found in the middle of Otsego County, NY and flows southwest until its confluence with the Unadilla River. The monitoring location is located just upstream of the confluence near Mt. Upton, NY.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 128.85
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 239.3
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 213.6
  • Population (2020): 4,215
Stream Classifications (New York)
Classification Use Miles
Class AA Drinking Water Source 3.91
Class AA (T) Drinking Water Source With Trout Population 4.41
Class B (T) Contact Recreation With Trout Population 0.40
Class C Support Fisheries (Non-Contact) 90.77
Class C (T) Support Fisheries, Non-Contact With Trout Population 67.62
Class C (TS) Support Fisheries, Non-Contact With Trout Spawning 72.16
Total 239.27
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.31
    Developed Open Space 4.48
    Low Urban 1.16
    Medium Urban 0.23
    High Urban 0.04
    Deciduous Forest 39.60
    Coniferous Forest 6.68
    Mixed Forest 15.02
    Shrub Scrub 0.31
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.31
    Pasture/Hay 24.20
    Cropland 1.81
    Wetlands 5.84
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Shale 100.00
Recent Results
Sample Time 5/18/2024 12:00:00 AM
Temperature  (C) 15.58
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.124
PH 7.1
Turbidity  (NTU+) 7.45
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 9
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 14
  • Surface Water 0
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 0
Stormwater 1
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 0