--01576500 CONESTOGA RIVER AT LANCASTER, PA
--Lat 40`03'00", long
76`16'39", Lancaster County, Hydrologic Unit 02050306, on left
bank at Penn Central Railroad bridge, 50 ft downstream from small
right-bank tributary, and 0.7 mi east of Lancaster.
--324 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1928 to March 1932; August,
September 1932; April 1933 to current year. Prior to October 1973,
published as Conestoga Creek at Lancaster.
--Water-stage recorder and concrete control.
Datum of gage is 245.63 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of
1929. Prior to May 1, 1933, at site 600 ft upstream at different datum,
excluding small tributary.
--Records of diversion provided by the
City of Lancaster. Funding for the operation of this station is
provided by Excelon Generation, the Pennsylvania Department of
Envirnomental Protection and the U. S. Geological Survey through the
Cooperative Water Program and the National Streamflow Information
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
|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.
Supplied by USGS
: Data transmitter operational limit -
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-9 ft; Flood stage-11 ft,
Grofftown Road will flood; Moderate flood stage-13 ft, several homes
are affected by high water; Major flood stage-15 ft, many homes near
the river area affected by high water.