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  • USGS 01477800 SHELLPOT CREEK AT WILMINGTON, DE

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 39°45'39.5",long 75°31'07.3", New Castle County, DE,  Hydrologic Unit 02040205,
       on right bank 100 ft east of intersection of 44th and Pine Streets in Clifton Park,
       700 ft downstream from bridge on North Market Street in Wilmington, 0.2 mi downstream from Matson Run,
       and 2.3 mi upstream from mouth.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--7.46 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--December 1945 to current year.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, concrete control and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 14.15 ft above 
       North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
    REMARKS.--. Occasional regulation at low flow from unknown source upstream from station. U.S. Geological 
       Survey satellite data-collection platform at station. Water-quality records for some prior periods have been
       collected at this location.
    EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 8,040 ft3/s, July 5, 1989,
       gage height, 13.76 ft; minimum discharge, 0.09 ft3/s, October 2, 1968.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum stage known since at least 1940, that of July 5, 1989.
       Flood of Aug. 1, 1945, reached a stage of about 8.5 ft, from floodmarks.
    COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Delaware Geological Survey,
       and the U.S. Geological Survey.
    CRITICAL LEVELS.--Flood stage; 8.0 ft (3,600 ft3/s), information provided by the National Weather Service.
    
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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  2014-08-30
    00065 Gage height 2014-05-02  2014-08-30

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 0.46   08-30-2014  04:55 EST
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 30 based on 68 years of record more
    Min
    (1966)
    Most Recent
    Instantaneous
    Value Aug 30
    25th
    percen-
    tile
    Median 75th
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    tile
    Mean Max
    (2003)
    0.10 0.46 0.63 1.1 2.3 2.4 39


    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 1.50   08-30-2014  04:55 EST
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