USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
01484100 BEAVERDAM BRANCH AT HOUSTON, DE
LOCATION - Lat 38°54'20.8", long 75°30'45.9" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Kent County, DE, Hydrologic Unit 02040207, on left bank 15 ft upstream from culverts on State Highway 384, 0.8 mi south of Houston, and 1.2 mi upstream from Blairs Pond and mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 3.02 mi².
- WDR MD-DE-84-1: 1981, 1983 (M).
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1958 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and concrete control; timber control prior to Nov. 8, 1979. Datum of gage is 34.87 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
COOPERATION - Funding provided by the Delaware Geological Survey, and the U.S. Geological Survey (NGWOS).
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: September 2019 to current year. WATER TEMPERATURE: September 2019 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Multi-parameter water-quality monitor, September 2019 to current year
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD
WATER TEMPERATURE: Minimum Inst. Temp. 2.7 deg. C on January 3, 2022; Maximum Inst. Temp. 24.1 deg. C, multiple occurrences, September 4, 2020.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Minimum Inst. SC: 33 µS/cm, multiple occurrences, on September 4, 2020; Maximum Inst. SC: 267 µS/cm, September 2, 2020.