Watershed Profile: Marsh Creek near Blanchard, PA

Watershed Overview
Marsh Creek flows east into Bald Eagle Creek, near Blanchard, PA. All of Marsh Creek Watershed lies in Centre County, PA south of Sproul State Forest. The monitoring station is located near the confluence with Bald Eagle Creek at Blanchard, PA.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 43.86
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 88.0
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 57.6
  • Population (2020): 1,689
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 87.99
Total 87.99
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.02
    Developed Open Space 3.40
    Low Urban 0.86
    Medium Urban 0.15
    High Urban 0.01
    Barren 0.06
    Deciduous Forest 60.95
    Coniferous Forest 1.75
    Mixed Forest 18.16
    Shrub Scrub 0.33
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.35
    Pasture/Hay 11.31
    Cropland 2.60
    Wetlands 0.05
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 77.37
Shale 22.63
Recent Results
Sample Time 7/12/2024 8:00:00 PM
Temperature  (C) 27.02
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.142
PH 7.61
Turbidity  (NTU+) 5.14
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 7.37
Dissolved Oxygen (last month of readings)
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • 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
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Grazing in Riparian Zones Aquatic Life 12.50
Removal of Vegetation Aquatic Life 4.60