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USGS 03036500 Allegheny River at Kittanning, PA


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ATTENTION!!! Please be aware that the sharp rises and drops in the graphs displayed for some of the Allegheny River gages are being caused by hydroelectric power producers passing relatively large amounts of streamflow.

LOCATION.--Lat 40`49'13", long 79`31'54", Armstrong County, Hydrologic Unit 05010006, on right bank 600 ft upstream from dam at lock 7 at Kittanning, 5.7 mi upstream from Crooked Creek, 9.7 mi downstream from Mahoning Creek, and at mile 45.8.
DRAINAGE AREA.--8,973 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--August 1904 to September 1928, October 1934 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and concrete dam control. Datum of gage is 773.40 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark). Prior to Sept. 30, 1928, nonrecording gage at site 4,000 ft downstream at different datum. Oct. 1, 1934 to Apr. 19, 1939, nonrecording gage, Apr. 20, 1939 to Sept. 27, 1990, water-stage recorder at present site at different datum.
COOPERATION.--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, Pittsburgh District, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Geological Survey through the National Streamflow Information Program and the Cooperative Water Program.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated since 1965 by Allegheny Reservoir, since 1949 by Chautauqua Lake, since 1941 by Tionesta Lake, since 1971 by Union City Reservoir, since 1974 by Woodcock Creek Lake, since 1942 by East Branch Clarion River Lake, since 1924 by Piney Reservoir, and since 1941 by Mahoning Creek Lake. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite telemeter at station.
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 NWS: Action stage-17 ft; Flood stage-21 ft; Moderate flood stage-22 ft; Major flood stage-23 ft.
This station managed by the PAWSC Pittsburgh Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 3 Available Parameters for this site
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2015-10-09
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2015-10-09
00045 Precipitation 2015-06-11  2015-10-09

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Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 10.41   10-09-2015  08:00 EDT
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 5,100   10-09-2015  08:00 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 9 based on 85 years of record more
Median Most Recent
Value Oct 9
Mean 75th
768 2260 4650 5100 7280 9430 33800