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During cold weather, ice effects on stage, groundwater levels, precipitation and water quality parameters at some stream-gaging stations and wells are likely. Data values reported on these pages may be significantly higher or lower than actual values. Adjustment of data for ice effects can only be done after detailed analysis. Users are encouraged to contact this office for more information on specific stream-gaging stations or wells.
LOCATION.--Lat 39°30'09.9", long 79°07'26.3", Garrett County, Hydrologic Unit 02070002, on left bank 0.7 mi downstream from Savage River Dam, 1.1 mi downstream from Crabtree Creek, 3.2 mi northwest of Bloomington, and 3.7 mi upstream from mouth. DRAINAGE AREA.--106 mi2 PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1948 to current year. GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 1,275.94 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. REMARKS.--Diversions upstream from station by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and by cities of Frostburg and Westernport for municipal supply. Flow regulated by Savage River Reservoir beginning December 1950, capacity 20,000 acre-ft. Adjusted for change in reservoir contents from December 1950 to September 2011. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite data-collection platform at station. Upper Potomac River Commission gage-height telemeter at station. EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 9,190 ft3/s, Sept. 7, 1996, gage height, 10.09 ft; minimum discharge, 0.35 ft3/s, Oct. 27, 1966. COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Upper Potomac River Commission, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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