Watersheds

Potter County is fortunate to have the only Triple Divide east of the Mississippi River. The Allegheny River, Genesee River, and the Pine Creek watersheds all start in Potter County and each runs in a different direction on their journey to the sea. The Triple Divide gives the county many miles of headwaters streams that are enjoyed by fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts. Threats to these waters include oil and gas exploration, logging, and development. These things can all lead to pollution events with one of the most major being sedimentation.