Watershed Profile: East Branch Wyalusing Creek near Lawton, PA

Watershed Overview
The East Branch Wyalusing Creek Watershed lies entirely within Susquehanna County, PA. East Branch Wyalusing Creek flows westerly to its confluence with the Middle Branch near the town of Lawton, PA. The monitoring station is located just upstream of the confluence.
Drainage Characteristics
  • Drainage Area (square miles): 69.27
  • Total Stream Length (miles): 137.8
  • Average Annual Flow at Station (NHD) (cfs): 100.8
  • Population (2020): 3,822
Stream Classifications (Pennsylvania)
Designation Miles
Cold Water Fisheries 114.91
Warm Water Fisheries 22.90
Total 137.81
  • Land Use
  • Description Percentage
    Water 0.79
    Developed Open Space 6.03
    Low Urban 0.83
    Medium Urban 0.51
    High Urban 0.27
    Barren 0.27
    Deciduous Forest 33.25
    Coniferous Forest 2.55
    Mixed Forest 18.07
    Shrub Scrub 0.74
    Grassland Herbaceous 0.41
    Pasture/Hay 33.07
    Cropland 0.22
    Wetlands 2.99
Underlying Geology
Rock Type Percentage
Sandstone 100.00
Recent Results
Sample Time 6/13/2024 12:00:00 AM
Temperature  (C) 18.27
Specific Conductivity  (mS/cm) 0.133
PH 7.37
Turbidity  (NTU+) 4.32
Dissolved Oxygen  (mg/L) 7.85
Dissolved Oxygen (last month of readings)
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Specific Conductivity (last month of readings)
Temperature (last month of readings)
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Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Pads 54
  • Natural Gas Water Withdrawals 1
Public Water Supply Withdrawals
  • Groundwater 15
  • Surface Water 0
NPDES Discharges
Description Count
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation 0
Mining/Quarry 3
Stormwater 2
Wastewater Treatment Plant/Sewage Treatment Plant 0
Other 2
Stream Impairments
Source Category Miles
Municipal Point Source Aquatic Life 4.30
Dam or Impoundment Aquatic Life 4.30
Erosion from Derelict Land Aquatic Life 4.30
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Aquatic Life 4.30
Source Unknown Recreational 17.50