--03048500 KISKIMINETAS RIVER AT
--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.
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.
--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.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by NWS:
Action stage-19.3 ft; Flood stage-25
ft; Moderate flood stage-27 ft; Major flood stage-28 ft.
--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.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.
--Flood of March 18,
1936 reached a stage of 41.64 ft, from floodmark at present site,
discharge, 185,000 ft3/s, by slope-area measurement.
--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.