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  • USGS 01480015 RED CLAY CREEK NEAR STANTON, DE

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 39°42'56.7", long 75°38'23.8", New Castle County, Hydrologic Unit 02040205,
       on right bank at downstream side of westbound lane of bridge on State Highway 4, near Stanton,
       and 0.9 mi upstream from mouth.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--52.4 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1988 to current year.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage.  Datum of gage is -1.12 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
    REMARKS.--Low flows augmented at times by inflow from Hoopes Reservoir located 5.7 mi upstream from 
       gage on unnamed tributary to Red Clay Creek, capacity 2,000,000,000 gal. Water from Brandywine Creek is
       pumped into Hoopes Reservoir and is released into Red Clay Creek during periods of low flow. Water from
       Red Clay Creek is used for municipal supply. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station. 
    EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 17,400 ft3/s, Sep. 15, 2003,
       gage height, 25.52 ft; minimum discharge, 6.8 ft3/s,  Sep. 12, 2002.
    COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Delaware Geological Survey,
       and the U.S. Geological Survey.
    CRITICAL LEVELS.--Bankfull stage; 16.0 ft (2,760 ft3/s), flood stage; 16.0 ft (2,760 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.

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    00065 Gage height, no slope adj 2014-04-30  2014-08-28
    00060 Discharge, no slope adj 2014-04-30  2014-08-28

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    Gage height, feet, no slope adj

    Most recent instantaneous value: 7.88   08-28-2014  05:15 EST
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    Discharge, cubic feet per second, no slope adj

    Most recent instantaneous value: 28   08-28-2014  05:15 EST
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 28 based on 7 years of record more
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    17 24 28 28 100. 667 4400