LOCATION.--Lat 39°45'46.1", long 75°38'11.4", New Castle County, DE, Hydrologic Unit 02040205,
on right bank 12 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 48, 0.3 mi south of Wooddale, 2.3 mi north
of Marshallton, and 4.9 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--47.0 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1943 to current year.
REVISIONS HISTORY.-- WSP 1141: 1948. WSP 1272: 1951(m). WSP 1432: 1944(M), 1945, 1946(M), 1948, 1949(M).
WSP 2102: 1960(M), 1964(M), 1966-67(M). WDR MD-DE-DC-04-1: 2003 (P). WRD-US-2012: 2003 (September monthly
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, concrete control, and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 80.34 ft above North
American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to Sept. 21, 1950, nonrecording gage at site 10 ft downstream at
same gage datum.
REMARKS.-- Low flows augmented at times by inflow from Hoopes Reservoir located 1.7 miles 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 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. Water-quality records for some prior periods have been collected at this location.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 15,600 ft3/s, Sept. 15, 2003,
gage height, 17.62 ft; minimum discharge, 2.90 ft3/s, Sept. 4, 1966.
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: 5.5 ft, Flood stage: 7.0 ft, information provided by the National Weather
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