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    USGS 01480000 RED CLAY CREEK AT WOODDALE, DE

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 39°45'46.1", long 75°38'11.4", New Castle County, Hydrologic Unit 02040205, 
       on right bank 12 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 48, 0.3 mi south of Wooddale, 2.3 mi north of
       Marshallton, and 4.9 mi upstream from mouth.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--47.0 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1943 to current year.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, concrete control and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 80.34 ft above North
       American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to Sept. 21, 1950, nonrecording gage at site 10 ft downstream at same gage datum.
    REMARKS.-- Low flows augmented at times by inflow from Hoopes Reservoir located 1.7 miles upstream from
       gage on unnamed tributary to Red Clay Creek, capacity 2,000,000,000 gal. Water from Brandywine Creek is
       pumped into Hoopes Reservoir and is released into Red Clay Creek during periods of low flow. Water from
       Red Clay Creek is used for municipal supply. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at
       station. Water-quality records for some prior periods have  been collected at this location.
    EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 15,600 ft3/s, Sep. 15, 2003,
       gage height, 17.62 ft; minimum discharge, 2.90 ft3/s, Sept. 4, 1966.
    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; 5.5 ft (1,220 ft3/s), flood stage; 7.5 ft (2,430 ft3/s), 
       information provided by the National Weather Service.
    
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    This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Dover office.

    Available Parameters Available Period
    All 2 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-08-22
    00065 Gage height 2014-04-24  2014-08-22

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 32   08-22-2014  13:45 EST
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 22 based on 71 years of record more
    Min
    (1966)
    25th
    percen-
    tile
    Median Most Recent
    Instantaneous
    Value Aug 22
    Mean 75th
    percen-
    tile
    Max
    (2009)
    7.5 19 26 32 38 45 175


    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 2.88   08-22-2014  13:45 EST
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