--03108000 RACCOON CREEK AT MOFFATTS MILL,
--Lat 40`37'40", long
80`20'16", Beaver County, Hydrologic Unit 05030101, on left
bank at downstream side of highway bridge at Moffatts Mill, 1.4 mi
downstream from Gums Run, 4 mi south of Vanport, and 4.2 mi upstream
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--September 1941 to current year. May
1915 to July 1932 (gage heights and discharge measurements only) in
reports of Water Supply Commission of Pennsylvania or Pennsylvania
Department of Forests and Waters.
--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 719.16
ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers bench mark). May 27, 1915 to July 31, 1932, and Sept. 2 to
Dec. 3, 1941, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by NWS:
Action stage-10.4 ft; Flood stage-13
--Normally, no regulation from Raccoon Creek
Lake. Diversion out of the basin from Cherry Valley and Service Creek
Reservoirs upstream increased from an average of 4.0 ft3/s at the close
of 1957 to 6.8 ft3/s for the present year; diversion began with 2.0
ft3/s for September 1957. Published records do not include diversion.
Satellite telemetry at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.
--Flood of Apr. 15,
1922, reached a stage of 9.80 ft, discharge, 10,000 ft3/s. Flood of
Mar. 5, 1920, also reached a stage of 9.80 ft, backwater from
--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
and the U.S. Geological Survey through the Cooperative Water Program.