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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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This site is being affected by beaver dams downstream creating an increase in the water surface elevations. Stage values reported are believed to be reasonably accurate, but the higher stage readings may produce values of discharge that are higher than actual.

LOCATION.--Lat 38°54'20.8", long 75°30'45.9", Kent County, DE, Hydrologic Unit 02040207, 
   on left bank 15 ft upstream from culverts on State Highway 384, 0.8 mi south of Houston,  
   and 1.2 mi upstream from Blairs Pond and mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--3.02 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1958 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR MD-DE-84-1: 1981, 1983 (M).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage and concrete control; timber control prior to Nov. 8, 1979. 
   Datum of gage is 34.87 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. 
REMARKS.--Diversion for irrigation from about 150 acres located upstream from station during some years, 
   mainly during the months of June, July, August, and September. Water-quality records for some prior periods have 
   been collected at this location. 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  2016-05-26
00065 Gage height 2016-01-27  2016-05-26

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.5   05-26-2016  01:00 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for May 26 based on 58 years of record more
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1.5 2.5 3.2 3.5 4.5 4.6 27

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 2.67   05-26-2016  01:00 EST
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