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    USGS 01607500 S F SOUTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER AT BRANDYWINE, WV

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 38°37'53", long 79°14'38", 
          referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Pendleton County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 02070001, 
          on left bank 50 ft upstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 33, 0.1 mi upstream from Hawes Run, 
          0.4 mi north of Brandywine, 0.9 mi downstream from Broad Run, and at mile 44.9.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--103 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--August 1943 to September 1972 (daily discharge and peaks), 
          October 1972 to current year (daily discharge and annual maxima).
    REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1141: 1945(M), 1947(M). WDR WV-84-1: 1983. 
          WDR WV-88-1: 1987. WDR WV-97-1: Drainage area, 1967(M), 1971-75(M), 1977-78(M).
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. 
          Datum of gage is 1,557.96 ft above NAVD 88 (1,558.32 ft above NGVD 29). 
          Prior to Sept. 24, 1956, nonrecording gage at highway bridge 50 ft downstream at same datum. 
          Prior to Oct. 1, 1965, published as South Fork of South Branch Potomac River at Brandywine.
    REMARKS.--Records good except those for periods of estimated daily discharges (ice effect), 
          which are poor. Beginning in 1973, the flow from 41.3 mi2 upstream from station 
          has been partially controlled, but not diverted, by several floodwater detention reservoirs 
          with a total combined detention capacity of 8,882 acre-ft.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharges for the November 1877 and 1896 peaks
          were about 40,000 ft3/s and 45,000 ft3/s, respectively; based on notes from local residents 
          comparing these peaks to the 1949 peak.
    This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with:
            State of West Virginia
    

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    This station managed by the Richmond, VA Field Office.

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    All 2 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-08-28
    00065 Gage height 2014-04-30  2014-08-28

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 6.5   08-28-2014  02:00 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 28 based on 71 years of record more
    Min
    (1953)
    25th
    percen-
    tile
    Most Recent
    Instantaneous
    Value Aug 28
    Median Mean 75th
    percen-
    tile
    Max
    (1989)
    2.3 6.3 6.5 11 20 23 277


    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 1.21   08-28-2014  02:00 EDT
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