Watershed Profile: Snake Creek near Lawsville Center, PA

Watershed Overview
The Snake Creek headwaters begin in Susquehanna County, PA and flow north into Broome County, NY. Snake Creek continues to flow north until it joins the Susquehanna River south of Conklin, NY. The monitoring station is located in the middle portion of the watershed near Lawsville Center, PA.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 45.08
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 93.4
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 75.0
  • Population (2020): 1,919
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 93.39
Total 93.39
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 1.24
    Developed Open Space 5.35
    Low Urban 0.53
    Medium Urban 0.40
    High Urban 0.16
    Barren 0.33
    Deciduous Forest 43.23
    Coniferous Forest 1.72
    Mixed Forest 21.66
    Shrub Scrub 0.84
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.71
    Pasture/Hay 21.41
    Cropland 0.04
    Wetlands 2.37
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 91.72
Shale 8.28
Recent Results
Sample Time 6/13/2024 2:00:00 AM
Temperature  (C) 15.33
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.121
PH 6.73
Turbidity  (NTU+) 1.37
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 8.23
Dissolved Oxygen (last month of readings)
pH (last month of readings)
Specific Conductivity (last month of readings)
Temperature (last month of readings)
Turbidity (last month of readings)
Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 22
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 7
  • Surface Water 1
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 7
Stormwater 1
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 1
Other 1
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Source Unknown Recreational 31.30