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Data collected by the MD-DE-DC USGS Water Science Center are reported in Eastern Standard Time (EST) year-round.

Updated April 1, 2016: USGS streamflow monitoring will soon be discontinued at the following sites:
  • 01490200 FARM CREEK NEAR TODDVILLE, MD (2015 to present) Data collection has been discontinued
  • 01487150 BUCKS BRANCH NEAR ATLANTA, DE (2014 to present) Data collection discontinues July 1, 2016
Currently, data collection activities at these sites (map) are funded jointly by the USGS and partner agencies through the USGS Cooperative Water Program. Lack of partner funding for these sites will result in discontinuation of all monitoring activities. Questions or concerns can be directed to Jon Dillow (jjdillow@usgs.gov; 443-498-5524).



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LOCATION.--Lat 39°41'57.2", long 75°40'30.1", New Castle County, Hydrologic Unit 02040205,
   on left bank, 0.4 mi downstream from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge, 1.1 mi downstream from Pike Creek, 
   3.8 mi east of Newark, and 5.0 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--89.1 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1931 to September 1936, June 1943 to September 1957, October 1959 to
   current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1302.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1051:  1933(M).  WSP 1382:  1932, 1934. WDR MD-DE-83-1:  1978-82(P).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder.  Datum of gage is 7.86 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. 
   Nov. 17, 1931 to Sept. 30, 1936, June 4, 1943 to Sept. 30, 1957, and Oct. 1, 1959 to Apr. 7, 1976,
   at site 0.5 mi upstream at gage datum 2.6 ft higher.
REMARKS.--Flow affected by the City of Newark municipal water treatment plant upstream from the station 
   and by periodic withdrawals to maintain storage in the City of Newark's pumped storage reservoir.  
   U. S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 19,500 ft3/s, Sep. 16, 1999,
   gage height, 17.57 ft; maximum gage-height, 17.74 ft, June 22, 1972, at previous site and gage datum;
   minimum discharge, 4.7 ft3/s,  Sept. 11, 1966.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum stage known, 23 ft, previous site and gage datum, in July 1937
   (probably affected by backwater from railroad bridge which has since been raised and widened), from information
   by Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Delaware Geological Survey
   and the U. S. Geological Survey.
CRITICAL LEVELS.--Bankfull stage; 13.5 ft, flood stage; 13.5 ft, information provided by
   the National Weather Service.
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This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Dover office.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-05-29
00065 Gage height 2016-01-30  2016-05-29

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Most recent instantaneous value: 54   05-29-2016  10:00 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for May 29 based on 75 years of record more
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31 54 65 89 115 132 1240

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Most recent instantaneous value: 5.31   05-29-2016  10:00 EST
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