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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 June 23, 2016: USGS streamflow monitoring will soon be discontinued at the following sites:
  • Sites to be discontinued July 1, 2016
  • 01487150 BUCKS BRANCH NEAR ATLANTA, DE (2014 to present)
  • 01594963 NYDEGGER RUN NEAR GORMAN, MD (2013 to present)
  • 01596050 SAVAGE RIVER NEAR AVILTON, MD (2013 to present)
  • 01597000 CRABTREE CREEK NEAR SWANTON, MD (1948 to present)
  • 03076700 BUFFALO RUN NEAR FRIENDSVILLE, MD (2013 to present)
  • 03076800 MILL RUN AT MINERAL SPRING, MD (2013 to present)
Currently, data collection activities at these sites (map) are funded jointly by the USG S 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).

  • Recently Discontinued
  • 01598650 SAND SPRING RUN AT FROSTBURG, MD (2006 to 2016)



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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 from station 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  2016-06-27
00065 Gage height 2016-02-28  2016-06-27

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 9.1   06-27-2016  01:45 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jun 27 based on 64 years of record more
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1.2 3.8 5.2 8.0 8.5 9.1 119

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.41   06-27-2016  01:45 EST
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