The Lackawanna River is roughly 40 miles long and the River's watershed is 350-square miles hitting parts of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, and Susquehanna counties in northeast Pennsylvania.
The Lackawanna flows from Mount Ararat in northern Wayne County, the headwaters of the Lackawanna, down to Coxton Point, our 100-acre Conservancy Preserve in Duryea, where the Lackawanna flows into the North Branch Susquehanna River.
What is a watershed? A Watershed is an area of land that channels rainfall and snow melt to a water source, such as a River. The size of a watershed is defined by an area's relevant geography. Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes, and there exists watersheds within watersheds. The Lackawanna River is part of the Susquehanna River watershed, which is in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Visualize a watershed as a basin, or bowl, collecting rain, streams, pollution, people, and other life forms.
The Lackawanna River Watershed is 350-square miles hitting parts of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, and Susquehanna counties in northeast Pennsylvania.