WATERSHEDS, RIVERS, & STREAMS

ENLOW FORK OF WHEELING CREEK

Enlow Fork of Wheeling Creek — is a 3rd order stream that has a drainage area of 73.1 square miles. The stream begins in Morris Township, Greene County and drains west into WV, serving as the north western border between Washington and Greene Counties, and eventually emptying into the Ohio River. The PADEP has classified this stream as a Trout Stocked Fishery (TSF) from the source to PA-WV state border (PADEP, 2005). According to PADEP’s website, no Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) have been approved for Enlow Fork Wheeling Creek (PADEP, 2005). The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has officially approved this stream as “approved trout waters”, indicating that it meets criteria qualifying the stream to be stocked with trout by the PFBC. These waters are closed for all fishing from March 1 to 8:00 a.m. on opening day of trout season.

The Wheeling Creek Watershed has an existing watershed association titled Wheeling Creek Watershed Conservancy. The organization focuses on “Educating and Evaluating the Watershed for Preservation Project” and partners with West Greene School District and Richhill Township Supervisors.