Funding for this site is provided by:
--03048500 KISKIMINETAS RIVER AT
--Lat 40`36'16", long
79`33'08", Westmoreland County, Hydrologic Unit 05010008, on
left bank 0.5 mi upstream from bridge on State Highway Alternate 66 at
Vandergrift, and 2.2 mi upstream from Pine Run.
--1,825 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--August 1937 to current year.
Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305. October
1920 to September 1932 (gage heights and discharge measurements only)
in reports of Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters.
--Water-stage recorder and Pluvio precipitation
gage. Datum of gage is 769.40 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum
of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark). Oct. 1, 1920 to
Sept. 30, 1930, non-recording gage, Oct. 1, 1930 to Sept. 30, 1932,
water-stage recorder, at site 0.6 mi downstream at different 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 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District and the U.S.
--Flow regulated since 1971 by Yellow Creek
Lake (station 03042260), since 1952 by Conemaugh River Lake, 23 mi
upstream, since 1942 by Loyalhanna Lake, 20 mi upstream, and by other
reservoirs above station; the 11 most effective of which have a
combined capacity of 105,700 acre-ft.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
|The 15-minute precipitation data for this station are
temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Time series
of 1-hour or cumulative daily values will NOT be available for
retrieval following the 120-day display period. Although the
instrumentation is calibrated at least once a year, the temporary
classification means that documented routine inspections and other
quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the
data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general
scientific or interpretive studies.
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-19.3 ft; Flood stage-25
ft; Moderate flood stage-27 ft; Major flood stage-28 ft.