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  • USGS 01480500 West Branch Brandywine Creek at Coatesville, PA

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    Station gage imageSTATION.--01480500 WEST BRANCH BRANDYWINE CREEK AT COATESVILLE, PA
    LOCATION.--Lat 39`59'08", long 75`49'40", Chester County, Hydrologic Unit 02040205, on right bank at city limits of Coatesville, 1,200 ft upstream from bridge on old Lincoln Highway, and 0.6 mi downstream from Rock Run.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--45.8 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1943 to December 1951, January 1970 to current year.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, water-quality monitor, and V-notch sharp-crested weir. Elevation of gage is 305 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Sept. 10, 1943, to Dec. 31, 1951, non-recording gage at site 1,100 ft downstream at different datum.
    GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
    Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit) - 14.2 ft; Data transmitter operational limit - 16.3 ft;
    Supplied by NWS: Action stage-6 ft; Flood stage-7 ft; Moderate flood stage-9 ft; Major flood stage-11 ft.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Aug. 9, 1942, reached a stage of 12.3 ft, site and datum then in use, discharge, 8,600 ft3/s, by slope-area measurement.
    COOPERATION.--Records of diversion provided by city of Coatesville. Funding for the operation of this station is provided by Chester County Water Resources Aythority and the U.S. Geological Survey through the Cooperative Water Program.
    This station managed by the PAWSC Exton Field Office.

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    All 3 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00065 Gage height 2014-04-21  2014-08-19
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-08-19
    00010 Temperature, water 2007-10-01  2014-08-19

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