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[!] During cold weather, stage and discharge values may be affected by ice at some streamgages. Streamgages experiencing ice conditions will have the discharge record temporarily disabled to prevent the display of erroneous discharge values. Display of discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Adjustment of data affected by ice can only be done after detailed analysis.

USGS 03048500 Kiskiminetas River at Vandergrift, PA


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LOCATION.--Lat 40`36'16", long 79`33'08", Westmoreland County, Hydrologic Unit 05010008, on left bank 0.5 mi upstream from bridge on State Highway Alternate 66 at Vandergrift, and 2.2 mi upstream from Pine Run.
DRAINAGE AREA.--1,825 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--August 1937 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305. October 1920 to September 1932 (gage heights and discharge measurements only) in reports of Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 769.40 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark). Oct. 1, 1920 to Sept. 30, 1930, nonrecording gage, Oct. 1, 1930 to Sept. 30, 1932, water-stage recorder, at site 0.6 mi downstream 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 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District and the U.S. Geological Survey through the National Streamflow Information Program and the Cooperative Water Program.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated since 1971 by Yellow Creek Lake (station 03042260), since 1952 by Conemaugh River Lake, 23 mi upstream, since 1942 by Loyalhanna Lake, 20 mi upstream, and by other reservoirs above station; the 11 most effective of which have a combined capacity of 105,700 acre-ft. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite telemeter at station.
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-19.3 ft; Flood stage-25 ft; Moderate flood stage-27 ft; Major flood stage-28 ft.
This station managed by the PAWSC Pittsburgh Field Office.

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00065 Gage height 2014-12-01  2015-03-31
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2015-03-31
00065 Gage height [Stage 2] 2013-05-09  2015-03-31
00045 Precipitation 2014-12-01  2015-03-31

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Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 6.09   03-31-2015  12:00 EDT
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 3,460   03-31-2015  12:00 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Mar 31 based on 73 years of record more
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1280 3110 3460 4720 5970 7270 30900

Gage height, feet, [Stage 2]

Most recent instantaneous value: 6.14   03-31-2015  12:00 EDT
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