Our watershed offers a home to many fish, birds, and insects, and is a place of beauty, tranquility and recreation for humans.
Location of the Little Conestoga Watershed
The Little Conestoga river is also part of the larger Susquehanna and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. Our watershed is in the eastern section of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and the central-western portion of Lancaster County.
The Little Conestoga Watershed covers 65.5 square miles.
The Little Conestoga Creek starts in Penn Township, and flows southwest through 13 municipalities in western Lancaster County.
It picks up flows from Bachman Run, Swarr Run Brubaker Run, Miller’s Run, Indian Run, and the West Branch before joining the Conestoga River in Manor Township.