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USGS 01573000 Swatara Creek at Harper Tavern, PA

  Stream Site

DESCRIPTION:
Latitude 40°24'09",   Longitude 76°34'39"   NAD27
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, Hydrologic Unit 02050305
Drainage area: 337 square miles
Datum of gage: 356.68 feet above   NGVD29.
AVAILABLE DATA:
Data Type Begin Date End Date Count
 Current / Historical Observations     (availability statement)    2007-10-01  2014-10-31  
 Daily Data
    Temperature, water, degrees Celsius  1958-10-01  1979-09-30  1844 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1919-01-01  2014-10-30  35002 
    Specific conductance, water, unfiltered, microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius  1976-10-09  1979-09-30  787 
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter  1959-05-08  1979-09-30  1601 
    Suspended sediment discharge, tons per day  1959-05-08  1979-09-30  1607 
 Daily Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1919-01-01  2014-07-01 34881 
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter  1959-05-08  1979-09-30 1601 
    Suspended sediment discharge, tons per day  1959-05-08  1979-09-30 1607 
 Monthly Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1919-01  2014-07  
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter  1959-05  1979-09  
    Suspended sediment discharge, tons per day  1959-05  1979-09  
 Annual Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1919  2014  
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter  1959  1979  
    Suspended sediment discharge, tons per day  1959  1979  
 Peak streamflow 1889-06-01  2012-10-30  96 
 Field measurements 1918-10-19  2014-10-20  855 
 Field/Lab water-quality samples 1957-10-12  2014-08-05  128 
 Water-Year Summary 2006  2013  8 

Additional Data Sources

Begin Date

End Date

Count
 Instantaneous-Data Archive  **offsite** 1985-10-01  2007-09-30  715598 
OPERATION:
Record for this site is maintained by the USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center
Email questions about this site to Pennsylvania Water Science Center Water-Data Inquiries
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

STATION.--01573000 SWATARA CREEK AT HARPER TAVERN, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40`24'09", long 76`34'39", Lebanon County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, on left bank 100 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 934 at Harper Tavern, 6.0 mi northwest of Annville, and 8.5 mi downstream from Little Swatara Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA.--337 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--January 1919 to current year. Prior to October 1927, published as "at Harpers".
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 356.68 ft above sea level. Prior to July 16, 1931, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of June 1, 1889, reached a stage of 25.6 ft, from floodmark, discharge, 88,000 ft3/s, from rating curve extended above 25,000 ft3/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow.
FLOOD STAGE.--NOAA, National Weather Service river forecast station flood stage provided to USGS April 1999 is 9 feet.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the National Weather Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey.