Watershed Profile: Nanticoke Creek near Maine, NY

Watershed Overview
Nanticoke Creek flows south and joins the Susquehanna River south of West Corners, NY. Most of the contributing watershed is contained within northern Broome County, NY. The monitoring station along Nanticoke Creek is located in the mid-reaches of the watershed near Maine, NY.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 47.99
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 76.3
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 62.4
  • Population (2020): 3,038
Stream Classifications (New York)
Classification Use Miles
Class C Support Fisheries (Non-Contact) 56.08
Class C (T) Support Fisheries, Non-Contact With Trout Population 16.14
Class C (TS) Support Fisheries, Non-Contact With Trout Spawning 4.07
Total 76.29
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.54
    Developed Open Space 4.24
    Low Urban 1.05
    Medium Urban 0.18
    High Urban 0.02
    Barren 0.15
    Deciduous Forest 30.47
    Coniferous Forest 4.37
    Mixed Forest 24.14
    Shrub Scrub 1.21
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.18
    Pasture/Hay 28.47
    Cropland 2.05
    Wetlands 2.94
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Shale 100.00
Recent Results
Sample Time 6/13/2024 3:00:00 AM
Temperature  (C) 16
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.192
PH 7.37
Turbidity  (NTU+) 7.35
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 8.27
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 0
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 18
  • Surface Water 0
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 2
Mining/Quarry 0
Stormwater 1
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 2