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--01578475 OCTORARO CREEK NEAR RICHARDSMERE,
--Lat 39`42'24", long
76`06'56", Cecil County, MD, Hydrologic Unit 02050306, at
single-span steel-truss bridge on New Bridge Road, 1.0 mi south of
PA-MD state line, 1.3 mi northeast of Richardsmere, and 2.5 mi east of
Rock Springs, MD.
--177 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--December 19, 2005 to current
--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage.
Datum of gage is 120 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929,
from topographic map.
--Station established and maintained by
the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental Protection and the Susquehanna River Basin
--Satellite telemetry at station. Regulated by
Octoraro Lake since 1950. Diversions by Chester Water Authority.
Hydrogeneration by Pine Grove Dam.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.
Supplied by USGS.
-- Operational limit of
instrumentation - about 19 ft.