--01558000 LITTLE JUNIATA RIVER AT SPRUCE
--Lat 40`36'45", long
78`08'27", Huntingdon County, Hydrologic Unit 02050302, on
right bank on SR 4006, 150 ft downstream from Penn Central Railroad
bridge, 0.5 mi northwest of village of Spruce Creek, and 0.5 mi
upstream from Spruce Creek.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--June 1938 to current year. Prior to
October 1938 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1302.
--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 751.15
ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 20.9 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 21.9 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-6 ft; Flood stage-8 ft,
the left or north bank overflows affecting several homes; Moderate
flood stage-10 ft, homes are affected on both banks; several roads
affected including Rte 45; Major flood stage-14 ft, many homes adjacent
to Little Juniata are affected by high water.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.
--Flood of Mar. 18,
1936 reached a stage of 19.1 ft, from floodmarks 175 ft downstream,
discharge, 39,800 ft3/s, from rating curve extended above 5,600 ft3/s
on basis of slope-area measurement at gage height 15.77 ft.
---Station established and maintained by
the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for the operation of this station
is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District,
the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protectionand the U.S.
Geological Survey through the Cooperative Water Program and the
National Streamflow Information Program.