Watershed Profile: West Branch Pine Creek near Galeton, PA

Watershed Overview
The headwaters of West Branch Pine Creek begin in the mountains of northern Susquehannock State Forest and it flows east into Pine Creek at Galeton, PA. All of West Branch Pine Creek Watershed lies within Potter County, PA with the majority of its headwaters on state forest land. The monitoring station is located west of Galeton, PA near the confluence with Pine Creek.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 70.24
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 141.9
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 115.6
  • Population (2020): 417
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
High-Quality Cold Water Fisheries 141.95
Total 141.95
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.09
    Developed Open Space 2.44
    Low Urban 0.05
    Medium Urban 0.02
    Barren 0.04
    Deciduous Forest 72.99
    Coniferous Forest 0.52
    Mixed Forest 17.96
    Shrub Scrub 2.59
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.52
    Pasture/Hay 1.94
    Cropland 0.06
    Wetlands 0.78
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 100.00
Recent Results
Sample Time 6/13/2024 2:00:00 AM
Temperature  (C) 14.59
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.049
PH 6.73
Turbidity  (NTU+) 1.89
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 10.11
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 1
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 8
  • Surface Water 3
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 0
Stormwater 0
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 0