Funding for this site is provided by:
--03105500 BEAVER RIVER AT WAMPUM, PA
--Lat 40`53'19", long
80`20'14", Lawrence County, Hydrologic Unit 05030104, on right
bank at downstream side of bridge on State Highway 288 at Wampum, 2.9
mi upstream from Connoquenessing Creek, and at mile 15.4.
--2,235 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--July 1914 to September 1918, August
1932 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods,
published in WSP 1305. Published as "at Newport"
--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 736.24
ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (Penn Central
Railroad bench mark). Prior to Sept. 20, 1914, non-recording gage at
site 500 ft downstream at datum 0.76 ft lower. Oct. 1, 1914 to Sept.
30, 1918, non-recording gage at site 1 mi upstream at datum 0.84 ft
higher. Aug. 26, 1932 to Nov. 16, 1938, non-recording gage at present
site and datum. Since 1932, auxiliary gage 10 mi downstream at Beaver
Falls (station 03107500) which is used during periods of backwater from
Connoquenessing Creek. Satellite telemetry at station.
--Funding for the operation of this
station is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh
District, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and
the U.S. Geological Survey.
--Flow regulated since 1942 by Berlin Lake,
since 1916 by Milton Reservoir, since 1966 by Michael J. Kirwan
Reservoir, since 1943 by Mosquito Creek Lake, since 1929 by Meander
Creek Reservoir, since 1933 by Pymatuning Reservoir, and since 1967 by
Shenango River Lake 40 mi upstream.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by NWS
: Flood stage-21 ft; Moderate flood
stage-23 ft; Major flood stage-29 ft.