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  • USGS 03040000 Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA

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    Station gage imageSTATION.--03040000 STONYCREEK RIVER AT FERNDALE, PA
    LOCATION.--Lat 40`17'08", long 78`55'15", Cambria County, Hydrologic unit 05010007, on right bank 50 ft upstream from highway bridge at Ferndale, 0.4 mi downstream from Bens Creek, 1.2 mi upstream from Johnstown city limits, and 5.2 mi upstream from confluence with Little Conemaugh River.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--451 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1913 to March 1936, October 1938 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305. Monthly figures adjusted for storage and diversion for October 1918 to September 1921, published in WSP 503, 523, have been found in error and should not be used. Published as "at Johnstown" 1914-36, and as "Stony Creek at Ferndale" 1938-79. Gage-height records collected in this vicinity since 1885 are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,184.06 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Mar. 19, 1936, nonrecording gage at site 3.5 mi downstream at different datum. Dec. 8, 1938 to Jan. 30, 1940, nonrecording gage at site 50 ft downstream at present datum.
    REMARKS.--Regulation by mine pumpage and reservoirs and diversion above station; the four largest reservoirs have a combined capacity of 42,360 acre-ft. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite telemeter at station.
    GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
    Supplied by NWS: Action stage-15 ft; Flood stage-19 ft; Moderate flood stage-22 ft; Major flood stage-25 ft.
    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 Cooperative Water Program.
    This station managed by the PAWSC Pittsburgh Field Office.

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

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    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 2.32   09-02-2014  07:15 EDT
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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 97   09-02-2014  07:15 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 2 based on 74 years of record more
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    (1966)
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    (1975)
    13 49 97 102 160 194 1070