--01480870 EAST BRANCH BRANDYWINE CREEK
BELOW DOWNINGTOWN, PA
--Lat 39`58'07", long
75`40'25", Chester County, Hydrologic Unit 02040205, on left
bank at downstream side of Sugars Bridge (U.S. Highway 322), 2,000 ft
upstream from Valley Creek, 1.5 mi north of Marshallton, and 3.3 mi
southeast of Downingtown.
--89.9 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--February 1972 to current
--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage,
water-quality monitor, and climatological sensor. Elevation of gage is
195 ft above sea level, from topographic map. Feb. 1 to Apr. 10, and
June 25 to Nov. 17, 1972, non-recording gage at same site and datum.
Satellite and land-line telemetry at station.
--Station established and maintained by
the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for the operation of this station
is provided by Chester County Water Resources Authority and the U.S.
Geological Survey through the Cooperative Water Program.
data collection discontinued during winter months since the 1981 water
Other interruptions in the record were due to
malfunctions of the equipment.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-6 ft; Flood stage-7 ft;
Moderate flood stage-9 ft; Major flood stage-11 ft.