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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.



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This site is affected by storm tides which increase stream water levels at the gage. Stage values reported are believed to be reasonably accurate, but the higher stage readings may produce estimates of discharge that are higher than actual.

LOCATION.--Lat 39°16'48.1", long 76°00'52.4", Kent County, Hydrologic Unit 02060002, 
   on right bank 200 ft upstream from highway bridge, 2.0 mi southwest of Kennedyville, and 4.5 mi 
   upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--12.7 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1951 to September 2005,  October 2006 to present.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1552: 1952, 1953(P), 1954(M), 1955, 1956-57(M). WDR MD-DE-76-1: Drainage area. 
   WDR MD-DE-79-1: 1961(M). WDR MD-DE-80-1: 1976(P).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, concrete control and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 0.97 ft above 
   North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
REMARKS.--U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station. Flow occasionally 
   affected by crop irrigation upstream of gage during summer months. Water-quality records for some
   prior periods have been collected at this location.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 11,200 ft3/s, Sep. 16, 1999,
   gage height, 15.03 ft; minimum discharge, 0.05 ft3/s, Aug. 16, 20, 2008, as a result of irrigation.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Maryland  
   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  2015-03-01
00065 Gage height 2014-11-01  2015-03-01

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 7.7   03-01-2015  13:45 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Mar 1 based on 62 years of record more
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4.2 6.9 7.7 8.4 12 13 91

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.38   03-01-2015  13:45 EST
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