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    USGS 01483200 BLACKBIRD CREEK AT BLACKBIRD, DE

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 39°21'58.6", long 75°40'09.8", New Castle County, Hydrologic Unit 02040205, 
       on left bank 15 ft downstream from highway culverts, 0.5 mi upstream from Barlow Branch, 0.6 mi southwest 
       of Blackbird, 5.6 mi northwest of Smyrna, and 13.8 mi upstream from mouth. 
    DRAINAGE AREA.--4.06 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--Annual maximum, water years 1952-56, and occasional low-flow measurements, 
       water years 1952-53, 1955-56. October 1956 to current year. 
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Concrete control since May 23, 1968. Datum of gage is 17.11 ft above 
       North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Mar. 5, 1951, to Oct. 16, 1956, nonrecording gage and crest-stage 
       gage at site 15 ft upstream at gage datum 1.0 ft higher. Oct. 17, 1956, to June 16, 1986, recording gage at same  
       site on right bank at gage datum 1.0 ft higher.
    REMARKS.--Occasional regulation at low and medium flow by Blackbird Lake Dam upstream from station. 
       U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station. 
    COOPERATION.--Funding for this station is provided by the Delaware Geological Survey, and the U.S. Geological Survey
    
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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  2014-09-02
    00065 Gage height 2014-05-05  2014-09-02

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 0.91   09-02-2014  11:15 EST
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 2 based on 57 years of record more
    Min
    (1966)
    25th
    percen-
    tile
    Median Most Recent
    Instantaneous
    Value Sep 2
    75th
    percen-
    tile
    Mean Max
    (2006)
    0.00 0.27 0.66 0.91 2.0 2.4 32


    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 0.98   09-02-2014  11:15 EST
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