Watershed Profile: Catatonk Creek near Spencer, NY

Watershed Overview
The Catatonk Creek headwaters begin in Danby State Forest and flow south to Spencer, NY before turning east. The creek continues east until turning south near Candor, NY and joins Owego Creek north of Owego, NY. The entire Catatonk Creek Watershed extends through southern Tompkins and western Tioga Counties, NY. The monitoring station is located in the headwaters, near Spencer, NY.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 30.36
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 56.8
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 42.5
  • Population (2020): 2,110
Stream Classifications (New York)
Classification Use Miles
Class C Support Fisheries (Non-Contact) 39.46
Class C (T) Support Fisheries, Non-Contact With Trout Population 17.35
Total 56.81
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.52
    Developed Open Space 5.11
    Low Urban 1.05
    Medium Urban 0.30
    High Urban 0.07
    Barren 0.37
    Deciduous Forest 28.76
    Coniferous Forest 6.31
    Mixed Forest 36.82
    Shrub Scrub 0.88
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.25
    Pasture/Hay 12.15
    Cropland 3.60
    Wetlands 3.81
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Shale 100.00
Inactive Station
The station is active but not currently transmitting data. Please contact SRBC for more information.
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 0
Mining/Quarry 0
Stormwater 0
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 0