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USGS 01480015 RED CLAY CREEK NEAR STANTON, DE

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LOCATION.--Lat 39°42'56.7", long 75°38'23.8", New Castle County, DE, Hydrologic Unit 02040205,
   on right bank at downstream side of westbound lane of bridge on State Highway 4, near Stanton,
   and 0.9 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--52.4 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1988 to current year.
REVISIONS HISTORY.--WDR MD-DE-DC-04-1: 2003 (P).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage.  Datum of gage is -1.12 ft above North American Vertical
   Datum of 1988.
REMARKS.--Low flows augmented at times by inflow from Hoopes Reservoir located 5.7 mi upstream from 
   gage on unnamed tributary to Red Clay Creek, capacity 2,000,000,000 gal. Water from Brandywine Creek is
   pumped into Hoopes Reservoir and is then released into Red Clay Creek during periods of low flow. Water from
   Red Clay Creek is used for municipal supply. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform
   at station. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 17,400 ft3/s, Sep. 15, 2003, gage height, 25.52 ft;
   minimum discharge, 6.8 ft3/s, Sep. 12, 2002.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Delaware Geological Survey,
   and the U.S. Geological Survey.
CRITICAL LEVELS.--Action stage: 16.0 ft; Flood stage: 17.0 ft; information provided by the National 
   Weather Service. 
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This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center Dover office.

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1988-10-01  2019-12-10







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