LOCATION.--Lat 39°37'18.5", long 78°46'24.3", Allegany County, Hydrologic Unit 02070002,
on left bank at downstream side of Wiley Ford Bridge, 2.0 mi south of Cumberland, 2.1 mi downstream
from Wills Creek, and at mile 19.6.
DRAINAGE AREA.--877 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1929 to current year. Gage-height records collected at various sites about
2.0 mi upstream from September 1901 to December 1932 and thereafter at present site, are contained
in reports of the National Weather Service.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 726: Drainage area. WSP 781: 1932(M). WDR WV-97-1: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 585.22 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
Prior to June 18, 1929, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
REMARKS.--Prior to July 1981 some regulation at low flow by Stony River Reservoir, 79 mi upstream from
station. Low-flow regulation since December 1950 by Savage River Reservoir, 39 mi upstream from station
(see station 01597500). Flow regulated by Jennings Randolph Lake, 43 mi upstream from station since July 1981.
Prior to July 1957, small amount of inflow from industrial wastes and sewage from city of Cumberland from water
diverted from Evitts Creek, mouth of which is downstream from station. Diversion to Chesapeake and Ohio Canal prior to 1935.
National Weather Service gage-height telemeter at station. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 88,200 ft3/s, Mar. 17, 1936, gage height, 29.10 ft;
minimum discharge, 12.0 ft3/s, Sept. 22, 1932.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum stage known, 29.2 ft June 1, 1889, discharge,
about 89,000 ft3/s. Flood of Mar. 29, 1924, reached a stage of 28.4 ft, discharge,
about 82,000 ft3/s.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
and the U.S. Geological Survey.
This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Frostburg office.