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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°16'24.9", long 77°32'35.2", Frederick County, Hydrologic Unit 02070008, on left bank at downstream side of bridge on U.S. Highway 15 at Point of Rocks, 0.3 mi downstream from Catoctin Creek (Virginia), 6 mi upstream from Monocacy River, and at mile 159.5. DRAINAGE AREA.--9,651 mi2. PERIOD OF RECORD.--February 1895 to current year. REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 192: 1895-1905. WSP 1432: 1899, 1901-2, 1904-5, 1912, 1914(M), 1915, 1917(M), 1918, 1919(M), 1920, 1921-23(M), 1924, 1925-28(M), 1930(M). GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 199.92 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to Oct. 28, 1929, nonrecording gage at same site. Prior to Sept. 2, 1902, at gage datum about 0.45 ft higher. REMARKS.--Low flow affected slightly from 1913 to July 1981 by Stony River Reservoir; since December 1950 by Savage River Reservoir (see station 01597500); and since July 1981 by Jennings Randolph Lake. Low flow affected extensively at times by run-of-the-river hydroelectric plants. National Weather Service gage-height telemeter at station. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station. EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 480,000 ft3/s, Mar. 19, 1936, gage height, 41.03 ft; minimum discharge, 530 ft3/s, Sept. 11, 12, 1966. EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of June 2, 1889, reached a stage of 40.2 ft, from floodmarks, discharge, about 460,000 ft3/s. COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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