Watershed Profile: Cherry Valley Creek near Middlefield, NY

Watershed Overview
Cherry Valley Creek flows southwest and joins the Susquehanna River headwaters east of Milford, NY. All of Cherry Valley Creek Watershed is contained within northeastern Otsego County, NY in the northeastern corner of the Susquehanna River Basin. The monitoring station is located in the headwaters, northeast of Middlefield, NY.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 50.77
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 103.9
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 98.6
  • Population (2020): 1,303
Stream Classifications (New York)
Classification Use Miles
Class A Drinking Water Source 5.21
Class B Contact Recreation (Not Drinking Water Source) 0.41
Class C Support Fisheries (Non-Contact) 54.24
Class C (T) Support Fisheries, Non-Contact With Trout Population 43.99
Total 103.85
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.33
    Developed Open Space 4.28
    Low Urban 0.86
    Medium Urban 0.27
    High Urban 0.03
    Deciduous Forest 50.58
    Coniferous Forest 3.89
    Mixed Forest 13.04
    Shrub Scrub 0.56
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.36
    Pasture/Hay 15.89
    Cropland 2.16
    Wetlands 7.76
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Limestone 3.43
Shale 96.46
Recent Results
Sample Time 7/12/2024 4:00:00 PM
Temperature  (C) 25.47
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.237
PH 8.17
Turbidity  (NTU+) 19.37
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 9.73
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 12
  • Surface Water 0
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 1
Mining/Quarry 0
Stormwater 0
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 0