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This site is affected by storm tides which increase stream water levels at the gage. Stage values reported are believed to be reasonably accurate, but the higher stage readings may produce estimates of discharge that are higher than actual.
LOCATION.--Lat 39°16'48.1", long 76°00'52.4", Kent County, Hydrologic Unit 02060002, on right bank 200 ft upstream from highway bridge, 2.0 mi southwest of Kennedyville, and 4.5 mi upstream from mouth. DRAINAGE AREA.--12.7 mi2. PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1951 to September 2005, October 2006 to present. REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1552: 1952, 1953(P), 1954(M), 1955, 1956-57(M). WDR MD-DE-76-1: Drainage area. WDR MD-DE-79-1: 1961(M). WDR MD-DE-80-1: 1976(P). GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, concrete control and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 0.97 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. REMARKS.--U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station. Flow occasionally affected by crop irrigation upstream from station during summer months. Water-quality records for some prior periods have been collected at this location. EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 11,200 ft3/s, Sep. 16, 1999, gage height, 15.03 ft; minimum discharge, 0.05 ft3/s, Aug. 16, 20, 2008, as a result of irrigation. COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Maryland Geological Survey, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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