Watershed Profile: Lititz Run near Lititz, PA


Watershed Overview
Lititz Run is located entirely in Lancaster County, PA and it flows southeast until its confluence with the Conestoga River. Lititz Run originates at Lititz Springs, in Lititz PA. The monitoring station is located in the middle of the watershed.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 14.41
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 15.8
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 19.7
  • Population (2020): 17,852
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Warm Water Fisheries 15.80
Total 15.80
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.07
    Developed Open Space 13.62
    Low Urban 16.54
    Medium Urban 8.82
    High Urban 2.77
    Barren 0.08
    Deciduous Forest 2.35
    Coniferous Forest 0.04
    Mixed Forest 3.68
    Shrub Scrub 0.41
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.12
    Pasture/Hay 11.56
    Cropland 39.92
    Wetlands 0.04
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Dolomite 5.89
Limestone 58.83
Shale 35.28
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Recent Results
Sample Time 2/22/2024 7:00:00 PM
Temperature  (C) 10.55
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.855
PH 7.76
Turbidity  (NTU+) 6.59
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 10.11
Dissolved Oxygen (last month of readings)
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Specific Conductivity (last month of readings)
Temperature (last month of readings)
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 11
  • Surface Water 0
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 3
Mining/Quarry 0
Stormwater 14
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 1
Other 6
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Aquatic Life 5.80
Source Unknown Recreational 15.80