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  • January 22, 2018 - USGS Water Data availability during lapse in Federal funding

    Due to a lapse in Federal funding, the U.S. Geological Survey must suspend those parts of its data collection and distribution processes requiring human intervention. However, automated reporting and serving of telemetered data will continue.

    Users may note some degradation in the quality and completeness of real-time streamflow, groundwater and water-quality data from some reporting stations due to the suspension of field calibrations and adjustments, especially as high flows occur, aquatic vegetation becomes dominant, or ice forms in high altitude streams. The USGS will continue to monitor some performance aspects of its network using a skeleton workforce.

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C lick for larger image LOCATION.--Lat 38°56'06.1", long 75°19'25.3", Sussex County, DE, Hydrologic Unit 02040207, on right bank at downstream side of bridge on State Highway 36, 1.8 mi northwest of Slaughter Beach and 0.9 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--Not determined.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1965 to September 1991 (annual maximums only), June 2017 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 0.00 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior data, at datum 0.78 ft. higher.
REMARKS.--This is a tidal station. Discharges are not determined at this location. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.-- Maximum elevation, 6.46 ft. at datum then in use, March 29, 1984; minimum elevation, unknown.
COOPERATION.-- Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Delaware Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center Dover office.

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Most recent instantaneous value: 1.81 01-23-2018   01:06 EST
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