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USGS 03107500 Beaver River at Beaver Falls, PA

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STATION.--03107500 BEAVER RIVER AT BEAVER FALLS, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40`45'48", long 80`18'55", Beaver County, Hydrologic Unit 05030104, on left bank at Beaver Falls, 200 ft upstream from pumping plant of Beaver Falls Municipal Authority, 7.0 mi downstream from Connoquenessing Creek, and at mile 5.5.
DRAINAGE AREA.--3,106 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1935 to current year (fragmentary records only prior to October 1956). Gage-height records collected at same site since 1908 are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and concrete dam control. Datum of gage is 727.48 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark). Prior to Dec. 3, 1941, non-recording gage at site 200 ft downstream at same datum. Satellite telemetry at station.
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.
REMARKS.--Pumpage from gage pool, averaging 3.4 ft3/s in 1935 and 6.0 ft3/s at present, for local water supply returns to river 2 mi downstream; information furnished by Beaver Falls Municipal Authority. 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, since 1967 by Shenango River Lake, all over 50 mi upstream, and since 1969 by Lake Arthur 29 mi upstream.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-12 ft; Flood stage-15 ft; Moderate flood stage-17 ft; Major flood stage-19 ft.
This station managed by the PAWSC Pittsburgh Field Office.

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00045 Precipitation 2016-05-29  2016-09-26
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-09-26
00065 Gage height 2016-05-29  2016-09-26

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 826   09-26-2016   20:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 26 based on 59 years of record more
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629 826 897 1210 1840 1910 7870


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.50   09-26-2016   20:15 EDT
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