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LOCATION.--Lat 38°57'08.4", long 76°57'57.8", Prince Georges County, Hydrologic Unit 02070010,
   on right bank at downstream side of bridge on Queens Chapel Road (State Highway 500), 0.8 mi downstream
   from Sligo Branch,  1.0 mi west of Hyattsville, and 1.6 mi upstream from confluence with Northeast Branch.
DRAINAGE AREA.--49.4 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1938 to current year. Monthly discharge only for July 1938 published
   in WSP 1302.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 971: 1942(M). 
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 16.35 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
   Prior to Oct. 22, 1938, nonrecording gage; Oct. 22, 1938 to Sept. 17, 1951, water-stage recorder; 
   Sept. 17, 1951 to Aug. 29, 1952, nonrecording gage and crest-stage gage. 
REMARKS.--Prior to June 1961, low flow regulated by storage at Burnt Mills Dam, 7.0 mi upstream from
   station. Inflow pumped from Patuxent River to augment water supply for Washington Suburban Sanitary
   District, August 1939 to August 1960. Small diversion since 1962 for irrigation of golf courses upstream
   from station. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station. Water-quality records for 
   some prior periods have been collected at this location.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 18,000 ft3/s, June 22, 1972,
   gage height, 14.47 ft; minimum discharge, 0.20 ft3/s, Sept. 11, 1966.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by Prince George's County
   and the U.S.Geological Survey.  

NOTICE (12/20/2017)--As of December 18, 2017, water-quality data collection at this streamgage has been discontinued following completion of the project. Although historic data will remain accessible, no new water-quality data will be collected unless one or more new funding partners are found. Users who can contribute funding for the non-Federal share of costs to continue the water-quality component of the data collection at this location should contact Jon Dillow (jjdillow@usgs.gov) of the USGS Maryland, Delaware, DC Water Science Center.

This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center Baltimore office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 5 Available Parameters for this site
00010 Temperature, water, Center of flow 2015-09-02  2017-12-18
00060 Discharge 1990-10-01  2018-03-18
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-03-18
00095 Specific cond at 25C, Center of flow 2015-09-02  2017-12-18
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph, Center of flow 2015-09-02  2017-12-18

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 19.5 03-18-2018   15:30 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Mar 18 based on 79 years of record more
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Median Mean 75th
17.0 19.5 30 43 59 68 296

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.28 03-18-2018   15:30 EST
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