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Pennsylvania Waters with a Presence of Channel Catfish
County

Water

Sec. Section Limits AFM
Area
Acres Water
Category
Allegheny Allegheny R 19 Lock and Dam 5 at Schenley
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 4 at Natrona
8 703 Lg R
Allegheny Allegheny R 20 Lock and Dam 4 at Natrona
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 3 at Acmetonia
8 1,101 Lg R
Allegheny Allegheny R 21 Lock and Dam 3 at Acmetonia
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 2 at Sharpsburg
8 937 Lg R
Allegheny Allegheny R 22 Lock and Dam 2 at Sharpsburg
-- downstream to --
the Point at Pittsburgh
8 732 Lg R
Allegheny Monongahela R 4 Lock and Dam 4 at Charleroi
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 3 at Elizabeth
8 1,560 Lg R
Allegheny Monongahela R 5 Lock and Dam 3 at Elizabeth
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 2 at Braddock
8 1,133 Lg R
Allegheny Monongahela R 6 Lock and Dam 2 at Braddock
-- downstream to --
the Point at Pittsburgh
8 1,135 Lg R
Allegheny North Park Lk 0 n/a 8 75 Md Rs
Allegheny Ohio R 1 the Point at Pittsburgh
-- downstream to --
Emsworth Lock and Dam at Emsworth
8 1,028 Lg R
Allegheny Ohio R 2 Emsworth Lock and Dam at Emsworth
-- downstream to --
Dashields Lock and Dam at Edgeworth
8 1,254 Lg R
Allegheny Ohio R 3 Dashields Lock and Dam at Edgeworth
-- downstream to --
Montgomery Lock and Dam at Ohioview
8 2,622 Lg R
Allegheny Youghiogheny R 6 Connellsville Dm
-- downstream to --
Mouth
8 1,907 Lg R
Armstrong Allegheny R 13 Richey Rn
-- downstream to --
Sugar Ck
2 1,636 Lg R
Armstrong Allegheny R 14 Sugar Ck
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 9
2 729 Lg R
Armstrong Allegheny R 15 Lock and Dam 9
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 8
2 915 Lg R
Armstrong Allegheny R 16 Lock and Dam 8
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 7
2 965 Lg R
Armstrong Allegheny R 17 Lock and Dam 7
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 6 at Clinton
2 1,124 Lg R
Armstrong Allegheny R 18 Lock and Dam 6 at Clinton
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 5 at Schenley
8 596 Lg R
Armstrong Allegheny R 19 Lock and Dam 5 at Schenley
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 4 at Natrona
8 703 Lg R
Armstrong Crooked Ck Lk 0 n/a 2 350 Md Rs
Armstrong Kiskiminetas R 1 Conf Conemaugh R Loyalhanna Ck
-- downstream to --
Mouth
8 1,158 Lg R
Armstrong Mahoning Ck 3 Mahoning Lk Dambreast
-- downstream to --
Conf of Pine Rn
2 46 Sm R
Armstrong Mahoning Ck Lk 0 n/a 2 279 Md Rs
Beaver Beaver R 2 Conf Connoquenessing Creek
-- downstream to --
Mouth--Ohio River
1 503 Lg R
Beaver Brady Run Lk 0 n/a 1 26 Sm Rs
Beaver Hereford Man Lk Lw 0 n/a 1 44 Sm Rs
Beaver Hereford Man Lk up 0 n/a 1 16 Sm Rs
Beaver Ohio R 3 Dashields Lock and Dam at Edgeworth
-- downstream to --
Montgomery Lock and Dam at Ohioview
8 2,622 Lg R
Beaver Ohio R 4 Montgomery Lock and Dam at Ohioview
-- downstream to --
PA-OH State Line at Glasgow
8 1,060 Lg R
Beaver Raccoon Lk 0 n/a 8 101 Md Rs
Berks Blue Marsh Rs 0 n/a 6 1,150 Lg Rs
Berks Lk Ontelaunee 0 n/a 6 1,082 Lg Rs
Berks Schuylkill R 4 Schuylkill R Ltl
-- downstream to --
New Kernsville Dm
6 69 Lg R
Berks Schuylkill R 6 Maiden Ck
-- downstream to --
Felix Dm
6 132 Lg R
Berks Schuylkill R 7 Felix Dm
-- downstream to --
Allegheny Ck
6 342 Lg R
Berks Trout Rn Rs 0 n/a 6 42 Sm Rs
Berks Tulpehocken Ck 4 Blue Marsh Dm
-- downstream to --
Lr06149-Rebers Bridge
6 26 Ww St
Bradford Susquehanna R N Br 3 PA-NY State Line
-- downstream to --
Mouth of Sugar Ck
4 1,309 Lg R
Bradford Susquehanna R N Br 4 Sugar Ck
-- downstream to --
Towanda Ck
4 348 Lg R
Bradford Susquehanna R N Br 5 Mouth of Towanda Ck
-- downstream to --
Mouth of Meshoppen Ck
4 3,013 Lg R
Bucks Delaware Estuary 1 Trenton Falls
-- downstream to --
Neshaminy Creek
6 3,786 Lg R
Bucks Delaware Estuary 2 Neshaminy Creek
-- downstream to --
Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
6 2 Lg R
Bucks Delaware R 7 Lehigh R
-- downstream to --
Tohickon Ck
6 2,031 Lg R
Bucks Delaware R 8 Tohickon Ck
-- downstream to --
Trenton Falls
6 1,750 Lg R
Bucks Lk Galena 0 n/a 6 365 Md Rs
Bucks Lk Luxembourg 0 n/a 6 166 Md Rs
Bucks Nockamixon Lk 0 n/a 6 1,450 Lg Rs
Butler Glade Rn Lk 0 n/a 1 52 Md Rs
Butler Glades Wldf Mgt Lk 0 n/a 1 200 Md Rs
Butler Lk Arthur 0 n/a 1 3,225 Lg Rs
Cambria Wilmore Dm 0 n/a 8 195 Md Rs
Carbon Beltzville Lk 0 n/a 5 947 Lg Rs
Carbon Lehigh R 8 Lowhead Dam at Palmerton
-- downstream to --
Northampton Dam
5 528 Sm R
Carbon Mauch Chunk Lk 0 n/a 5 330 Md Rs
Centre Sayers Lk 0 n/a 3 1,730 Lg Rs
Chester Chambers Lk 0 n/a 6 89 Md Rs
Chester French Ck 5 Pa Rt 23
-- downstream to --
Mouth
6 13 Ww St
Chester Schuylkill R 10 Vincent Dm
-- downstream to --
Black Rock Dm
6 330 Lg R
Chester Schuylkill R 11 Black Rock Dm
-- downstream to --
Perkiomen Ck
6 192 Lg R
Chester Struble Lk 0 n/a 6 146 Md Rs
Clarion Allegheny R 13 Richey Rn
-- downstream to --
Sugar Ck
2 1,636 Lg R
Clarion Allegheny R 14 Sugar Ck
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 9
2 729 Lg R
Clarion Clarion R 5 Sr 36 Bridge at Cooksburg
-- downstream to --
Confluence of Mill Ck
2 305 Sm R
Clarion Piney Dm 0 n/a 2 690 Lg Rs
Clinton Susquehanna R W Br 5 Bald Eagle Creek
-- downstream to --
Loyalsock Creek
3 2,756 Lg R
Columbia Susquehanna R N Br 9 Wapwallopen Ck
-- downstream to --
Fishing Ck
4 2,536 Lg R
Columbia Susquehanna R N Br 10 Fishing Ck
-- downstream to --
Mouth
4 3,204 Lg R
Crawford Pymatuning Lk 0 n/a 1 13,926 Lg Rs
Crawford Woodcock Ck Lk 0 n/a 2 325 Md Rs
Cumberland Susquehanna R 3 Juniata R Confl
-- downstream to --
Swatara Ck Confl
7 9,526 Lg R
Dauphin Susquehanna R 2 PPL Dm
-- downstream to --
Juniata R Confl
7 13,943 Lg R
Dauphin Susquehanna R 3 Juniata R Confl
-- downstream to --
Swatara Ck Confl
7 9,526 Lg R
Dauphin Swatara Ck 5 Manada Ck Confluence
-- downstream to --
Swatara Ck Mouth
7 296 Sm R
Delaware Delaware Estuary 4 Mouth of Schuylkill R
-- downstream to --
Delaware-PA State Line
6 9,607 Lg R
Erie Lake Erie 0 n/a 1 470,760 Great Lake
Fayette Green Lick Lk 0 n/a 8 100 Md Rs
Fayette Monongahela R 1 PA-WV State Line at Point Marion
-- downstream to --
Grays Landing Lock and Dam at Grays Landing
8 698 Lg R
Fayette Monongahela R 2 Grays Landing Lock and Dam at Grays Landing
-- downstream to --
Maxwell Lock and Dam at Maxwell
8 1,663 Lg R
Fayette Monongahela R 3 Maxwell Lock and Dam at Maxwell
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 4 at Charleroi
8 1,542 Lg R
Fayette Virgin Rn Dm 0 n/a 8 33 Sm Rs
Fayette Youghiogheny R 6 Connellsville Dm
-- downstream to --
Mouth
8 1,907 Lg R
Forest Allegheny R 9 Confluence of Brokenstraw Ck
-- downstream to --
Confluence of Tionesta Ck
2 1,882 Lg R
Forest Allegheny R 10 Confluence of Tionesta Ck
-- downstream to --
Confluence of Oil Ck
2 1,513 Lg R
Forest Tionesta Lk 0 n/a 2 570 Lg Rs
Greene Duke Lk 0 n/a 8 62 Md Rs
Greene Lk Wilma 0 n/a 8 19 Sm Rs
Greene Monongahela R 1 PA-WV State Line at Point Marion
-- downstream to --
Grays Landing Lock and Dam at Grays Landing
8 698 Lg R
Greene Monongahela R 2 Grays Landing Lock and Dam at Grays Landing
-- downstream to --
Maxwell Lock and Dam at Maxwell
8 1,663 Lg R
Greene Wisecarver Rs 0 n/a 8 18 Sm Rs
Huntingdon Raystown Lk 0 n/a 7 8,300 Lg Rs
Indiana Kiskiminetas R 1 Conf Conemaugh R Loyalhanna Ck
-- downstream to --
Mouth
8 1,158 Lg R
Jefferson Clarion R 5 Sr 36 Bridge at Cooksburg
-- downstream to --
Confluence of Mill Ck
2 305 Sm R
Jefferson Kyle Lk 0 n/a 2 165 Md Rs
Juniata Juniata R 5 Confluence Kishacoquillas Ck
-- downstream to --
Confluence Tuscarora Ck
7 676 Lg R
Juniata Juniata R 6 Confluence Tuscarora Ck
-- downstream to --
Confl Buffalo Ck
7 1,051 Lg R
Juniata Susquehanna R 2 PPL Dm
-- downstream to --
Juniata R Confl
7 13,943 Lg R
Lackawanna Lackawanna Lk 0 n/a 4 198 Md Rs
Lackawanna Susquehanna R N Br 6 Mouth of Meshoppen Ck
-- downstream to --
Mouth of Lackawanna R
4 3,164 Lg R
Lancaster Pequea Ck 3 Sr897 Bridge
-- downstream to --
Dam Appx 80m Upstm from Sr741
6 114 Ww St
Lancaster Pequea Ck 4 Dam Appx 80m Upstm from Sr741
-- downstream to --
Mouth
6 142 Ww St
Lancaster Speedwell Forge Lk 0 n/a 6 106 Md Rs
Lancaster Susquehanna R 5 York Haven Dm
-- downstream to --
Pa Rt 462
6 4,120 Lg R
Lancaster Susquehanna R 6 Rt 462
-- downstream to --
Safe Harbor Dam
6 7,137 Lg R
Lancaster Susquehanna R 7 Safe Harbor Dm
-- downstream to --
Holtwood Dm
6 3,028 Lg R
Lancaster Susquehanna R 8 Holtwood Dam
-- downstream to --
Pa Md State Line
6 3,303 Lg R
Lawrence Beaver R 2 Conf Connoquenessing Creek
-- downstream to --
Mouth--Ohio River
1 503 Lg R
Lawrence Shenango R 5 1.5 Miles Dwnstm Shenango Dam
-- downstream to --
Mouth
1 1,049 Sm R
Lehigh Leaser Lk 0 n/a 6 117 Md Rs
Lehigh Lehigh R 8 Lowhead Dam at Palmerton
-- downstream to --
Northampton Dam
5 528 Sm R
Lehigh Lehigh R 9 Northampton Dam
-- downstream to --
Easton Dam - Conf W Delaware R
5 966 Sm R
Luzerne Susquehanna R N Br 6 Mouth of Meshoppen Ck
-- downstream to --
Mouth of Lackawanna R
4 3,164 Lg R
Luzerne Susquehanna R N Br 7 Lackawanna R
-- downstream to --
Border W Pittston Exeter
4 220 Lg R
Luzerne Susquehanna R N Br 8 Exeter-W Pittston Area
-- downstream to --
Wapwallopen Ck
4 2,839 Lg R
Luzerne Susquehanna R N Br 9 Wapwallopen Ck
-- downstream to --
Fishing Ck
4 2,536 Lg R
Lycoming Susquehanna R W Br 5 Bald Eagle Creek
-- downstream to --
Loyalsock Creek
3 2,756 Lg R
Lycoming Susquehanna R W Br 6 Loyalsock Creek
-- downstream to --
Mouth
3 4,086 Lg R
Mckean Allegheny Rs 0 n/a 2 12,086 Lg Rs
Mercer Shenango Lk 0 n/a 1 3,561 Lg Rs
Mercer Shenango R 5 1.5 Miles Dwnstm Shenango Dam
-- downstream to --
Mouth
1 1,049 Sm R
Mifflin Juniata R 5 Confluence Kishacoquillas Ck
-- downstream to --
Confluence Tuscarora Ck
7 676 Lg R
Monroe Delaware R 5 Conf Cummins Ck
-- downstream to --
Conf Slateford Ck
5 2,307 Lg R
Montgomery Deep Ck Dm 0 n/a 6 25 Sm Rs
Montgomery Schuylkill R 10 Vincent Dm
-- downstream to --
Black Rock Dm
6 330 Lg R
Montgomery Schuylkill R 11 Black Rock Dm
-- downstream to --
Perkiomen Ck
6 192 Lg R
Montgomery Schuylkill R 13 Norristown Dm
-- downstream to --
Plymouth Dm
6 167 Lg R
Montgomery Schuylkill R 14 Plymouth Dm
-- downstream to --
Flatrock Dm
6 246 Lg R
Montgomery Schuylkill R 15 Flat Rock Dm
-- downstream to --
Fairmount Dm
6 324 Lg R
Montour Susquehanna R N Br 10 Fishing Ck
-- downstream to --
Mouth
4 3,204 Lg R
Northampton Delaware R 5 Conf Cummins Ck
-- downstream to --
Conf Slateford Ck
5 2,307 Lg R
Northampton Delaware R 6 Conf Slateford Ck
-- downstream to --
Conf Lehigh R
5 2,195 Lg R
Northampton Delaware R 7 Lehigh R
-- downstream to --
Tohickon Ck
6 2,031 Lg R
Northampton Lehigh R 8 Lowhead Dam at Palmerton
-- downstream to --
Northampton Dam
5 528 Sm R
Northampton Lehigh R 9 Northampton Dam
-- downstream to --
Easton Dam - Conf W Delaware R
5 966 Sm R
Northumberland Susquehanna R 2 PPL Dm
-- downstream to --
Juniata R Confl
7 13,943 Lg R
Northumberland Susquehanna R N Br 10 Fishing Ck
-- downstream to --
Mouth
4 3,204 Lg R
Northumberland Susquehanna R W Br 6 Loyalsock Creek
-- downstream to --
Mouth
3 4,086 Lg R
Perry Juniata R 6 Confluence Tuscarora Ck
-- downstream to --
Confl Buffalo Ck
7 1,051 Lg R
Perry Sherman Ck 4 Dam 1.8 Km Ups of Sr0034 Brdg
-- downstream to --
Mouth
7 199 Ww St
Perry Susquehanna R 2 PPL Dm
-- downstream to --
Juniata R Confl
7 13,943 Lg R
Perry Susquehanna R 3 Juniata R Confl
-- downstream to --
Swatara Ck Confl
7 9,526 Lg R
Philadelphia Delaware Estuary 2 Neshaminy Creek
-- downstream to --
Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
6 2 Lg R
Philadelphia Delaware Estuary 3 Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
-- downstream to --
Mouth of Schuylkill River
6 5,085 Lg R
Philadelphia Delaware Estuary 4 Mouth of Schuylkill R
-- downstream to --
Delaware-Pa State Line
6 9,607 Lg R
Philadelphia Fdr Park Lk 0 n/a 6 18 Sm Rs
Philadelphia Schuylkill R 14 Plymouth Dm
-- downstream to --
Flatrock Dm
6 246 Lg R
Philadelphia Schuylkill R 15 Flat Rock Dm
-- downstream to --
Fairmount Dm
6 324 Lg R
Philadelphia Schuylkill R 16 Fairmount Dm
-- downstream to --
Mouth
6 351 Lg R
Pike Delaware R 3 Confluence with Peggy Run
-- downstream to --
Conf with Lackawaxen River
5 572 Lg R
Pike Delaware R 4 Conf Lackawaxen River
-- downstream to --
Conf Cummins Ck
5 1,475 Lg R
Pike Delaware R 5 Conf Cummins Ck
-- downstream to --
Conf Slateford Ck
5 2,307 Lg R
Pike Lk Wallenpaupack 0 n/a 5 5,700 Lg Rs
Schuylkill Tuscarora Lk 0 n/a 6 96 Md Rs
Snyder Penns Ck 8 Sr0104
-- downstream to --
Mouth
3 441 Sm R
Snyder Susquehanna R 2 PPL Dm
-- downstream to --
Juniata R Confl
7 13,943 Lg R
Somerset Lk Somerset 0 n/a 8 253 Md Rs
Susquehanna Susquehanna R N Br 1 PA-NY State Line
-- downstream to --
Oakland Dam
4 208 Lg R
Susquehanna Susquehanna R N Br 2 Oakland Dam
-- downstream to --
PA-NY State Line
4 556 Lg R
Tioga Hammond Lk 0 n/a 4 640 Lg Rs
Union Penns Ck 8 Sr0104
-- downstream to --
Mouth
3 441 Sm R
Union Susquehanna R W Br 6 Loyalsock Creek
-- downstream to --
Mouth
3 4,086 Lg R
Venango Allegheny R 10 Confluence of Tionesta Ck
-- downstream to --
Confluence of Oil Ck
2 1,513 Lg R
Venango Allegheny R 11 Oil Creek
-- downstream to --
French Creek
2 661 Lg R
Venango Allegheny R 12 French Ck
-- downstream to --
Richey Rn
2 2,531 Lg R
Venango Allegheny R 13 Richey Rn
-- downstream to --
Sugar Ck
2 1,636 Lg R
Warren Allegheny R 7 Kinzua Dam
-- downstream to --
Conf of Conewango Ck
2 283 Lg R
Warren Allegheny R 8 Confluence of Conewango Ck
-- downstream to --
Confluence of Brokenstraw Ck
2 336 Lg R
Warren Allegheny R 9 Confluence of Brokenstraw Ck
-- downstream to --
Confluence of Tionesta Ck
2 1,882 Lg R
Warren Allegheny Rs 0 n/a 2 12,086 Lg Rs
Washington Canonsburg Lk 0 n/a 8 76 Md Rs
Washington Cross Ck Lk 0 n/a 8 244 Md Rs
Washington Dutch Fk Lk 0 n/a 8 91 Md Rs
Washington Monongahela R 2 Grays Landing Lock and Dam at Grays Landing
-- downstream to --
Maxwell Lock and Dam at Maxwell
8 1,663 Lg R
Washington Monongahela R 3 Maxwell Lock and Dam at Maxwell
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 4 at Charleroi
8 1,542 Lg R
Washington Monongahela R 4 Lock and Dam 4 at Charleroi
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 3 at Elizabeth
8 1,560 Lg R
Washington Peters Lk Rs No 2 0 n/a 8 36 Sm Rs
Wayne Delaware R 1 Conf E and W Br Delaware R
-- downstream to --
Kellam Bridge
5 820 Lg R
Wayne Delaware R 2 Kellams Bridge at Stalker
-- downstream to --
Confluence with Peggy Run
5 1,186 Lg R
Wayne Delaware R 3 Confluence with Peggy Run
-- downstream to --
Conf with Lackawaxen River
5 572 Lg R
Wayne Lk Wallenpaupack 0 n/a 5 5,700 Lg Rs
Westmoreland Acme Dm 0 n/a 8 24 Sm Rs
Westmoreland Allegheny R 19 Lock and Dam 5 at Schenley
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 4 at Natrona
8 703 Lg R
Westmoreland Allegheny R 20 Lock and Dam 4 at Natrona
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 3 at Acmetonia
8 1,101 Lg R
Westmoreland Bridgeport Dm 0 n/a 8 70 Md Rs
Westmoreland Donegal Lk 0 n/a 8 90 Md Rs
Westmoreland Kiskiminetas R 1 Conf Conemaugh R Loyalhanna Ck
-- downstream to --
Mouth
8 1,158 Lg R
Westmoreland Loyalhanna Lk 0 n/a 8 479 Md Rs
Westmoreland Mammoth Dm 0 n/a 8 27 Sm Rs
Westmoreland Monongahela R 3 Maxwell Lock and Dam at Maxwell
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 4 at Charleroi
8 1,542 Lg R
Westmoreland Monongahela R 4 Lock and Dam 4 at Charleroi
-- downstream to --
Lock and Dam 3 at Elizabeth
8 1,560 Lg R
Westmoreland Northmoreland Lk 0 n/a 8 17 Sm Rs
Westmoreland Twin Lk Lw 0 n/a 8 30 Sm Rs
Westmoreland Twin Lk up 0 n/a 8 20 Sm Rs
Westmoreland Youghiogheny R 6 Connellsville Dm
-- downstream to --
Mouth
8 1,907 Lg R
Wyoming Susquehanna R N Br 5 Mouth of Towanda Ck
-- downstream to --
Mouth of Meshoppen Ck
4 3,013 Lg R
Wyoming Susquehanna R N Br 6 Mouth of Meshoppen Ck
-- downstream to --
Mouth of Lackawanna R
4 3,164 Lg R
York Hanover Dm 0 n/a 6 8 Sm Rs
York Lk Redman 0 n/a 6 290 Md Rs
York Lk Williams 0 n/a 6 220 Md Rs
York Pinchot Lk 0 n/a 7 340 Md Rs
York Susquehanna R 3 Juniata R Confl
-- downstream to --
Swatara Ck Confl
7 9,526 Lg R
York Susquehanna R 5 York Haven Dm
-- downstream to --
Pa Rt 462
6 4,120 Lg R
York Susquehanna R 6 Rt 462
-- downstream to --
Safe Harbor Dam
6 7,137 Lg R
York Susquehanna R 7 Safe Harbor Dm
-- downstream to --
Holtwood Dm
6 3,028 Lg R
York Susquehanna R 8 Holtwood Dam
-- downstream to --
Pa Md State Line
6 3,303 Lg R
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