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Virtually all the potable water consumed in the Centre Region is drawn from the groundwater reservoir.   Even residents in the Bellefonte area depend on groundwater that emerges naturally in the Big Spring. But the movement of water on and beneath the surface is contro...

The Spring Creek Watershed is home to some of Pennsylvania’s most productive soils. These  soils are a primary reason for the region’s economic success.  They support agricultural and forestry operations that produce a wide variety of building materials, biofuels, and...

How many wetlands occur in the Spring Creek Watershed? This is a typical question arising when considering the water resources of a geographic area. It is also a difficult one to answer.  An easier, and perhaps more interesting, question is “How many different types of...

The Spring Creek Watershed has two types of watershed boundaries as shown on this cross-section diagram.

The surface-water boundary is on the left and the groundwater boundary on the right.  The headwater area of the Big Spring in Bellefonte has its western bo...

The Spring Creek watershed lies along the eastern edge of the Appalachian Mountains, which extend from Maine to Georgia. Geologically,the Appalachian Mountains are divided into physiographic provinces (Figure 1). 

Figure 1: Physiographic Province Map of Pennsylvania. Cl...

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