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  • USGS 01472157 French Creek near Phoenixville, PA


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    Station gage imageSTATION.--01472157 FRENCH CREEK NEAR PHOENIXVILLE, PA
    LOCATION.--Lat 40`09'05", long 75`36'06", Chester County, Hydrologic Unit 02040203, on right bank 70 ft downstream from two-span county bridge on French Creek Road, 4.5 mi northwest of Phoenixville, and 7.3 mi upstream from mouth.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--59.1 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1968 to current year.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, water-quality monitor and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 160 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Nov. 7, 1968, non-recording gage at site 70 ft upstream at same datum. Satellite telemetry at station.
    Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit) - 16.3 ft; Data transmitter operational limit - 17.0 ft, at 8 ft - approx low point Hoffecker Road across from gage.
    Supplied by NWS: No flood stage has been determined for this station.
    COOPERATION.--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.
    This station managed by the PAWSC Exton Field Office.

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    All 3 Available Parameters for this site
    00065 Gage height 2014-04-30  2014-08-28
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-08-28
    63680 Turbidity, Form Neph 2007-10-01  2014-08-28

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    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 4.45   08-28-2014  06:30 EDT
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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 28   08-28-2014  06:30 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 28 based on 45 years of record more
    Median Most Recent
    Value Aug 28
    Mean Max
    8.9 18 26 28 40 147 3160