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USGS 03105500 Beaver River at Wampum, PA


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Station gage imageSTATION.--03105500 BEAVER RIVER AT WAMPUM, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40`53'19", long 80`20'14", Lawrence County, Hydrologic Unit 05030104, on right bank at downstream side of bridge on State Highway 288 at Wampum, 2.9 mi upstream from Connoquenessing Creek, and at mile 15.4.
DRAINAGE AREA.--2,235 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1914 to September 1918, August 1932 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305. Published as "at Newport" 1914-18.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 736.24 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (Penn Central Railroad bench mark). Prior to Sept. 20, 1914, non-recording gage at site 500 ft downstream at datum 0.76 ft lower. Oct. 1, 1914 to Sept. 30, 1918, non-recording gage at site 1 mi upstream at datum 0.84 ft higher. Aug. 26, 1932 to Nov. 16, 1938, non-recording gage at present site and datum. Since 1932, auxiliary gage 10 mi downstream at Beaver Falls (station 03107500) which is used during periods of backwater from Connoquenessing Creek. Satellite telemetry at station.
COOPERATION.--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.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated since 1942 by Berlin Lake, since 1916 by Milton Reservoir, since 1966 by Michael J. Kirwan Reservoir, since 1943 by Mosquito Creek Lake, since 1929 by Meander Creek Reservoir, since 1933 by Pymatuning Reservoir, and since 1967 by Shenango River Lake 40 mi upstream.
Supplied by NWS: Flood stage-21 ft; Moderate flood stage-23 ft; Major flood stage-29 ft.
This station managed by the PAWSC Pittsburgh Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 6 Available Parameters for this site
00010 Temperature, water 2010-08-05  2016-10-23
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-10-23
00065 Gage height 2016-06-25  2016-10-23
00095 Specific cond at 25C 2010-08-05  2016-10-23
00300 Dissolved oxygen 2011-04-15  2016-10-23
00400 pH 2011-04-15  2016-10-23

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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius

Most recent instantaneous value: 12.8   10-23-2016   12:00 EDT
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 3,840   10-23-2016   12:00 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 23 based on 87 years of record more
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204 562 831 1310 1820 3840 6580

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 5.35   10-23-2016   12:00 EDT
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