Funding for this site is provided by:
--03040000 STONYCREEK RIVER AT FERNDALE,
--Lat 40`17'08", long
78`55'15", Cambria County, Hydrologic unit 05010007, on right
bank 50 ft upstream from highway bridge at Ferndale, 0.4 mi downstream
from Bens Creek, 1.2 mi upstream from Johnstown city limits, and 5.2 mi
upstream from confluence with Little Conemaugh River.
--451 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1913 to March 1936, October
1938 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods,
published in WSP 1305. Monthly figures adjusted for storage and
diversion for October 1918 to September 1921, published in WSP 503,
523, have been found in error and should not be used. Published as
"at Johnstown" 1914-36, and as "Stony Creek at
Ferndale" 1938-79. Gage-height records collected in this vicinity
since 1885 are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage.
Datum of gage is 1,184.06 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of
1929. Prior to Mar. 19, 1936, non-recording gage at site 3.5 mi
downstream at different datum. Dec. 8, 1938 to Jan. 30, 1940,
non-recording gage at site 50 ft downstream at present datum. Satellite
telemetry at station.
--Station established and maintained by
the U.S. Geological Survey. 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.
--Regulation by mine pumpage and reservoirs
and diversion above station; the four largest reservoirs have a
combined capacity of 42,360 acre-ft. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
satellite telemeter at station.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by USGS
: Data transmitter operational limit -
Supplied by NWS:
Action stage-15 ft; Flood stage-19
ft; Moderate flood stage-22 ft; Major flood stage-25 ft.