Watershed Profile: West Branch Susquehanna River near Cherry Tree, PA
The West Branch Susquehanna River originates in northern Cambria County, PA. The West Branch flows north, east, and then south through 6 counties before its confluence with the Susquehanna River north of Sunbury, PA. The monitoring station was located near the town of Cherry Tree, PA.
- Drainage Area (square miles): 36.22
- Total Stream Length (miles): 58.7
- Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 57.6
- Population (2020): 6,535
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
|Cold Water Fisheries||47.23|
|Warm Water Fisheries||11.46|
- Land Use
Description Percentage Water 0.08 Developed Open Space 7.21 Low Urban 3.84 Medium Urban 1.17 High Urban 0.25 Barren 0.48 Deciduous Forest 49.47 Coniferous Forest 1.40 Mixed Forest 14.90 Shrub Scrub 1.05 Grassland Herbaceous 1.96 Pasture/Hay 14.55 Cropland 3.56 Wetlands 0.09
This is a historical station. Data were collected between 11/06/2012 and 12/15/2016.
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- Natural Gas Pads 0
- Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 0
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
- Groundwater 13
- Surface Water 5
|Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation||0|
|Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant||3|
|Acid Mine Drainage||Aquatic Life||21.00|
|Erosion from Derelict Land||Aquatic Life||10.60|
|On-Site Treatment Systems||Aquatic Life||2.10|