Watershed Profile: Elk Run near Watrous, PA

Watershed Overview
Elk Run begins in the mountains of Tioga State Forest and flows north into Pine Creek at Watrous, PA. The majority of Elk Run Watershed lies in western Tioga County, with portions extending into eastern Potter County. The monitoring station was located near the confluence with Pine Creek at Watrous, PA.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 21.04
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 37.6
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 33.4
  • Population (2020): 138
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
High-Quality Cold Water Fisheries 37.61
Total 37.61
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.01
    Developed Open Space 3.99
    Low Urban 0.10
    Medium Urban 0.07
    Deciduous Forest 68.02
    Coniferous Forest 1.47
    Mixed Forest 18.11
    Shrub Scrub 0.52
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.40
    Pasture/Hay 7.24
    Wetlands 0.07
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 97.50
Shale 2.50
Historical Station

This is a historical station. Data were collected between 06/23/2010 and 10/23/2017.

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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 9
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 1
  • 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 0