A wetland in fall with colorful trees surrounding the water

Water Quality Data

Pike County Water Quality Monitoring Program

The District's Watershed Conservation efforts include a county-wide water quality monitoring program, watershed education, outreach and stewardship activities. The monitoring program was initiated in 1987 to assess and track surface water quality in rapidly developing Pike County.

One of the first of Its kind among PA's 66 conservation districts, the program has evolved into a watershed-based tool for focusing attention on Pike County's High Quality and Exceptional Value waterways.

Eighteen watersheds are monitored at stream baseline, non-point source and special study site locations. Since 2006, the Conservation District has added groundwater monitoring as a component of the water quality program.

A wellhead with a clipboard next to it and a water level indicator

Pike County Groundwater Monitoring

Pike County has partnered with US Geological Survey to assess Pike County’s groundwater resources. A Comprehensive Groundwater Quality Assessment (2007) and a Groundwater Level Monitoring Network, established in 2007 and ongoing, provide baseline information on County groundwater resources to support current and future water resource planning, management, and protection initiatives.

Additional special groundwater studies in the County have been completed in recent years to provide a more comprehensive look at water quality.

Water Wonders of Pike County Presentation


UPDATED MONTHLY: Groundwater Data for Pike County

Pennsylvania Active Ground Water Level Network – Pike County, PA
The Pike County groundwater level network was established in 2007 by the US Geological Survey in cooperation with the Pike County Conservation District. The well network consists of 21 wells located throughout Pike County with at least one well in most major Pike County watersheds.

Watershed Specialist sending a probe down a well head

Pike County Groundwater Resources

Pike County Groundwater Level Observation Network 2022
Pike County Conservation District completed monitoring of 20 sites in 2022. Data sheets were provided to the US Geological Survey for continued entry into the USGS’s Pike County Well Network.

Baseline assessment of groundwater quality in Pike County, PA, 2015
2017, Senior, L.A., and Cravotta, C.A., III
U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5110, 181 p.

A reconnaissance spatial and temporal assessment of methane and inorganic constituents in groundwater in bedrock aquifers, Pike County, Pennsylvania, 2012-13
2014, Senior, Lisa A.
USGS Scientific Investigations Report: 2014-5117

Groundwater-Quality Assessment, Pike County, PA, 2007
2009, Senior, Lisa A.
USGS Scientific Investigations Report: 2009-5129

Groundwater Resources of Pike County, PA:  Pennsylvania Geological Survey, 4th Series, Water Resource Report 65
1989, Davis, D.K. available through PAGS


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