The Lackawanna River is roughly 62 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.
So, what is a Watershed?
Visualize a watershed as a basin, or bowl, collecting rain, streams, pollution, people, and other life forms. A Watershed is an area of land where rain, snow melt, and ground water all flow into a common water source, such as a River. Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes, and there exists watersheds within watersheds. Even the Lackawanna River watershed contains smaller watersheds, which are drainage areas for the Lackawanna's tributaries.