Watershed Profile: Loyalsock Creek near Ringdale, PA

Watershed Overview
Loyalsock Creek flows southwest into the West Branch Susquehanna River near Montoursville, PA. The entire Loyalsock Creek Watershed spans from western Wyoming County, PA and the northeastern corner of Sullivan County, PA to central Lycoming County, PA where it joins the West Branch Susquehanna River. The monitoring station is located in the headwaters east of Ringdale, PA.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 26.95
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 55.0
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 44.6
  • Population (2020): 292
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 55.02
Total 55.02
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.51
    Developed Open Space 2.80
    Low Urban 0.13
    Medium Urban 0.02
    Barren 0.09
    Deciduous Forest 70.56
    Coniferous Forest 0.33
    Mixed Forest 9.86
    Shrub Scrub 2.48
    Grassland Herbaceous 1.28
    Pasture/Hay 1.72
    Wetlands 10.21
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 72.78
Shale 27.22
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 0
  • 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 1