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  • USGS 01472000 Schuylkill River at Pottstown, PA


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    Station gage imageSTATION.--01472000 SCHUYLKILL RIVER AT POTTSTOWN, PA
    LOCATION.--Lat 40`14'30", long 75`39'07", Montgomery County, Hydrologic Unit 02040203, on right bank 75 ft upstream from bridge on Hanover Street in Pottstown, and 0.3 mi downstream from Manatawny Creek.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--1,147 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1927 to current year.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 117.86 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. October 1927 to Nov. 22, 1928, nonrecording gage, and Nov. 23, 1928, to Dec. 26, 1972, recording gage at site 100 ft downstream at same datum. Dec. 27, 1972, to May 10, 1974, nonrecording gage 1.0 mi downstream at datum 2.83 lower.
    Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit) - 24.1; Data transmitter operational limit - 25.0 ft;
    Supplied by NWS: Action stage-11 ft, sewers in Pottstown Area, due to high and backwater effects, begin to flood; Flood stage-12.5 ft, portions of PA Rte 724 along Berks/Chester County line begin to flood; Moderate flood stage-18 ft, additional roads in Pottstown begin to flood; Major flood stage-22 ft, the Hanover Street bridge is closed.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum stage known prior to October 1926, 21.0 ft, Feb. 28, 1902, from floodmarks, discharge, 53,900 ft3/s.
    COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Delaware River Basin Commission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
    The 15-minute precipitation data for this station are temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Time series of 1-hour or cumulative daily values will NOT be available for retrieval following the 120-day display period. Although the instrumentation is calibrated at least once a year, the temporary classification means that documented routine inspections and other quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific or interpretive studies.
    This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

    Available Parameters Available Period
    All 3 Available Parameters for this site
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-09-02
    00065 Gage height 2014-05-05  2014-09-02
    00045 Precipitation 2014-05-05  2014-09-02

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 637   09-02-2014  12:15 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 2 based on 86 years of record more
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    Value Sep 2
    Mean 75th
    201 428 590 637 1020 1120 12600

    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 1.89   09-02-2014  12:15 EDT
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