THE SPRING CREEK WATERSHED ATLAS
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What is a Watershed?
From the Pennsylvania Water Atlas “Watershed” is a generic term used to identify an area of land that drains to a particular waterbody....
Invasive Plants of the Spring Creek Watershed
By Terry Melton, Ph.D., Director, ClearWater Conservancy; Secretary, Nittany Valley Environmental Coalition Our Centre Region is blessed...
Flora of the Spring Creek Canyon Trail
Take a walk during any season along the 4.4-mile trail winding its way along Spring Creek Canyon and you’ll be rewarded with a dizzying...
Virtually all the potable water consumed in the Centre Region is drawn from the groundwater reservoir. Even residents in the Bellefonte...
The Spring Creek Water Resource
Unlike the Centre Region, most communities with a population of several thousand or more are located adjacent to a river or a large body...
Vernal Pools—Seasonal Ponds for Special Amphibians
Dynamic Wetlands in Time and Space: Vernal pools are wetlands that experience alternating periods of flooding and drying, and are...
Common Aquatic Invertebrates in the Spring Creek Watershed
A female Callibaetis mayfly from Millbrook Marsh. Aquatic invertebrates are animals without backbones that live in water. Invertebrates...
Crayfish in Spring Creek
Among all the invertebrates in Spring Creek, crayfish probably have the most profound effect on the ecology of the stream, yet they are...
The Soils of the Spring Creek Watershed
The Spring Creek Watershed is home to some of Pennsylvania’s most productive soils. These soils are a primary reason for the region’s...
Status of Fish Populations
The following article has been condensed from the publication “The Fishery of Spring Creek – A Watershed Under Siege” by Robert F....