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USGS 01473169 Valley Creek at PA Turnpike Br near Valley Forge

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Station gage imageSTATION.--01473169 VALLEY CREEK AT PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE BRIDGE NEAR VALLEY FORGE, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40`04'45", long 75`27'40", Chester County, Hydrologic Unit 02040203, on right bank 100 ft upstream from Pennsylvania turnpike bridge, 0.9 mi downstream from Little Valley Creek, and near Valley Forge.
DRAINAGE AREA.--20.8 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1982 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, water-quality monitor and Pluvio precipitation gage. Satellite telemetry at station. Datum of gage is 108.62 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station provided by Chester County Water Resources Authority, the U.S. National Park Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
REMARKS.--The equipment used to measure precipitation amounts is not heated. Values displayed during periods of freezing temperatures will be inaccurate. Intermittent pumpage from quarry upstream.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit) - 24.2 ft; Data transmitter operational limit - 24.8 ft;
Supplied by NWS: No flood stage has been determined for this station.
Available Parameters Period of Record
All 4 Available Parameters for this site
  
00045 Precipitation(Sum) 2005-10-01  2018-11-14
00060 Discharge(Mean) 1982-10-01  2018-11-14
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Max.,Mean,Min.) 2007-09-30  2018-11-14
80155 Suspnd sedmnt disch(Sum) 2008-09-30  2016-09-30

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