Watershed Profile: Starrucca Creek near Stevens Point, PA

Watershed Overview
Starrucca Creek flows north along the Susquehanna and Wayne County, PA line and joins the Susquehanna River north of Lanesboro, PA. All of Starrucca Creek Watershed is contained within western Wayne and eastern Susquehanna Counties, PA. The monitoring station is located in the lower portion of the watershed near Stevens Point, PA.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 51.87
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 102.5
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 102.6
  • Population (2020): 1,126
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 91.67
Exceptional Value 10.82
Total 102.49
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 1.75
    Developed Open Space 4.60
    Low Urban 0.66
    Medium Urban 0.17
    High Urban 0.04
    Barren 0.07
    Deciduous Forest 63.35
    Coniferous Forest 1.04
    Mixed Forest 8.55
    Shrub Scrub 0.88
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.42
    Pasture/Hay 14.69
    Cropland 0.02
    Wetlands 3.75
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 99.89
Shale 0.10
Recent Results
Sample Time 5/18/2024 2:00:00 AM
Temperature  (C) 14.02
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.067
PH 7.25
Turbidity  (NTU+) 2.92
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 9.56
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 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 6
  • Surface Water 0
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 4
Stormwater 0
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 1
Other 0
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Source Unknown Recreational 39.20