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USGS 01473900 Wissahickon Creek at Fort Washington, PA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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Station gage imageSTATION.--01473900 Wissahickon Creek at Fort Washington, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40 07'26", long 75 13'13", Montgomery County, Hydrologic unit 02040203, on left bank of downstream side of bridge on State Highway 73, 0.5 mi downstream from Sandy Run, and 1 mi south of Fort Washington.
DRAINAGE AREA.--40.8 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 2000 to current year. September 1961 to March 1969; Annual maximum October 1969 to September 1979, at site and datum then in use.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and water-quality monitor. Datum of gage is 139.98 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. From September 1961 to March 1969, gage at present site, at datum 140.70 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Satellite telemetry at station.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Delaware River Basin Commission and the City of Philadelphia, Water Department.
REMARKS.-- Calibration of water-quality instrumentation is conducted exclusively by Philadelphia Water Department personnel with USGS oversight. Erroneous or missing data, resulting from instrument malfunction, are not the responsibility of USGS. Regulation is unknown; possible minor pumping and withdrawals upstream, probably from treatment facilities or water intakes. The continuous water-quality monitor operated by the Philadelphia Water Department is located at Lat 40`07'26.1", Long 75`13`07.1", approximately 350 feet upstream of gage.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by USGS: Data transmitter operational limit - 17.9 ft, at 12.9 ft, road overflow begins.
Supplied by NWS: No flood stage has been determined for this station.
This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
  
2021-05-29  2021-09-26
2000-06-02  2021-09-26
2007-10-01  2021-09-26
2021-05-29  2021-09-26
2021-05-29  2021-09-26
2021-05-29  2021-09-26
2021-05-29  2021-09-26
2018-09-27  2021-09-26







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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius

Most recent instantaneous value: 18.5 09-26-2021   21:30 EDT
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 53.5 09-26-2021   21:30 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 26 based on 29 water years of record more
Min
(1963)
25th
percen-
tile
Median 75th
percen-
tile
Mean Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Sep 26
Max
(2000)
6.80 12 20 30 40 53.5 434


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 2.52 09-26-2021   21:30 EDT
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Specific conductance, water, unfiltered, microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius

Most recent instantaneous value: 680 09-26-2021   21:30 EDT
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Dissolved oxygen, water, unfiltered, milligrams per liter

Most recent instantaneous value: 8.2 09-26-2021   21:30 EDT
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Dissolved oxygen, water, unfiltered, percent of saturation

Most recent instantaneous value: 88 09-26-2021   21:30 EDT
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pH, water, unfiltered, field, standard units

Most recent instantaneous value: 7.7 09-26-2021   21:30 EDT
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Turbidity, water, unfiltered, monochrome near infra-red LED light, 780-900 nm, detection angle 90 +-2.5 degrees, formazin nephelometric units (FNU)

Most recent instantaneous value: 2.4 09-26-2021   21:30 EDT
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