--01480500 WEST BRANCH BRANDYWINE CREEK AT
--Lat 39`59'08", long
75`49'40", Chester County, Hydrologic Unit 02040205, on right
bank at city limits of Coatesville, 1,200 ft upstream from bridge on
old Lincoln Highway, and 0.6 mi downstream from Rock Run.
--45.8 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1943 to December 1951,
January 1970 to current year.
--Water-stage recorder, water-quality monitor,
and V-notch sharp-crested weir. Elevation of gage is 306.05 ft above
National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from survey.
--Funding for the operation of this
station is provided by Chester County Water Resources Authority and the
U.S. Geological Survey.
-- Sept. 10, 1943, to Dec. 31, 1951,
non-recording gage at site 1,100 ft downstream at different
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 14.2 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 16.3 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-6 ft; Flood stage-7 ft;
Moderate flood stage-9 ft; Major flood stage-11 ft.