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  • USGS 01571500 Yellow Breeches Creek near Camp Hill, PA

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    Station gage imageSTATION.--01571500 YELLOW BREECHES CREEK NEAR CAMP HILL, PA
    LOCATION.--Lat 40`13'29", long 76`53'54", Cumberland County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, on left bank 50 ft downstream from single-span highway bridge on Green Lane Drive, 1.0 mi southeast of Camp Hill, and 3.1 mi upstream from mouth.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--216 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1909 to December 1919, July 1954 to current year. Prior to January 1910 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1302. Prior to June 1954, published as "at Olmsteds Mill".
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 307.49 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. March 1909 to December 1919, nonrecording gage at site 50 ft upstream at same datum.
    GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
    Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit) - 13.1 ft; Data transmitter operational limit - 14.1 ft;
    Supplied by NWS: Action stage-6 ft; Flood stage-7 ft, low lying areas in the Green Lane Farms development on the right bank of the Yellow Breeches Creek begin to flood; a mobile home park near Williams Grove is also affected; Moderate flood stage-9 ft, a number of homes in the Green Lane Farms development area affected; Cedar Cliff Drive on the left bank upstream from the bridge is inundated; Creekwood Drive has several feet of water on it and water is approaching homes; Major flood stage-13 ft, numerous homes along the entire length of Yellow Breeches Creek are affected by high water levels.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of July 22, 1953, reached a stage of 9.4 ft, from floodmarks, discharge, 3,940 ft3/s.
    COOPERATION.--Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey through the National Streamflow Information Program and the Cooperative Water Program.
    This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

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    00065 Gage height 2014-05-04  2014-09-02
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-09-02

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    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 1.21   09-02-2014  01:45 EDT
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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 189   09-02-2014  01:45 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 2 based on 70 years of record more
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    74 119 141 167 183 189 572